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REGISTER TODAY for this NEW and informative Audio Conference!!!!

" e-Xploring Virtual Reference"
with Vicky Duncan and Angie Gerrard

In the Fall of 2004, the University of Saskatchewan Library's Ask A
Librarian Live opened for business. Here are our experiences offering
this service.

Thursday, Nov. 2nd, 2006
3:00 PM ET 12:00 PM PT
1 hour - Audio Conference

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The Benefits

What is virtual reference? Who are we serving? What are our users'
reactions to this service? Using our experiences at the University of
Saskatchewan Library, we will begin to answer these and other questions.
Participants will leave with a better understanding of some of the
issues and challenges involved with establishing and running a virtual
reference chat service.

Who Should Participate?

Any library staff from public or academic libraries who are interested
in establishing a virtual reference service should participate in this

Key Topics You Will Explore

*  Current trends influencing virtual reference
* Choosing virtual reference software
* Staffing issues
* Marketing the service
* What do our statistics and surveys tell us
* Future trends and developments

Method of Instruction

Audio teleconference session supported by a handout

Member: $54.00 + GST
Non-Member: $74.00 + GST

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About the presenters.....
Vicky Duncan and Angie Gerrard are the administrators for the
University of Saskatchewan Library's Virtual Reference Task Force.

Vicky is a librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University
of Saskatchewan. She has extensive experience in hospital libraries,
primarily in her home province of Ontario.

Angie is the Off Campus Library Services Coordinator at the University
of Saskatchewan. She is also the Liaison Librarian for the university's
Department of Psychology, and its Northern Studies program.

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