Archive for April, 2009

Marie Radford BC Library Conference presentations available

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Weren’t able to make it to the AskAway sponsored sessions at the BC Library Conference this year? No worries! Marie Radford‘s powerpoint slides are now available on the Staff Portal:
Staff Tools –> Training
Effective Reference Encounters: Drawing from her extensive research into reference interactions, Marie presented tips and tricks for making the most of your in-person or virtual reference encounter.
About AskAway –> Quick Facts
Virtual Reference Trends: Marie presented findings from her international research project examining users and non-users of virtual reference services.
– Sunni

AskAway Librarians’ Portal Upgrade

Monday, April 27th, 2009

As requested by many AskAway service providers, the AskAway Librarians’ Portal has been upgraded and reorganised!
Please take a few minutes before your next shift to look over the new website.
If you had the main page of the old portal bookmarked, you’ll find that your link now takes you to the Staff Tools section of the website. This page contains links to the webpages that you are most likely to use as an AskAway service provider.
The Portal has been divided into 6 sections, plus a sitemap. If you are looking for a particular page, and are unsure where to find it, use the sitemap to see an overview of the entire site.
The 6 sections are:
About AskAway (general information about AskAway for those unfamiliar with the service)
Staff Tools (links that are useful for service providers)
Administrator Tools (links that are useful for AskAway administrators)
Committee Tools (information about the committees and links that are useful for committee members)
Marketing Materials
Contacts & Who’s Who
If, after checking the sitemap, you still can’t find something that was on the old portal, please email Niki for an updated link. Please also email Niki if you find a broken link.
If you have any suggestions or comments about the organisation of the new site, please email Sunni.