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February 16, 2007

Biology Library Announces Pilot Instant Messager Reference Project

The Biology Library is doing a pilot Instant Messager (IM) reference project now through Friday, April 13, 2007. Library users who have IM accounts with AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), Yahoo! Messenger, and MSN Messenger can get IM chat help from Biology Library staff. Our Screen Name for all three IM services is uiuclifescilib. You may IM us during the following times:

IM Hours

Tuesday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Note: The Library Privacy Policy for chat and IM service can be found at http://www.library.uiuc.edu/askus/privacy.htm

For more information about IM and other ways to get librarian assistance, see Biology Library Ask-A-Librarian Web page as well as project Web page .

We will also be doing a pilot Web based chat reference service to begin in the next few weeks. Please let us know how you like them! Contact Melody Allison, Assistant Biology Librarian, at mmalliso@uiuc.edu or 3-3654 with any questions or comments.

Melody Allison
Assistant Biology Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Administration
Biology Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
101 Burrill Hall, 407 South Goodwin
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-7461; 3654

"If men were angels, no government would be necessary."
-- James Madison

Posted by mmalliso at February 16, 2007 1:31 PM