Keeping up with the Jones, or chatting with our students using IM

I would like to say that it is easy to keep up with all of the latest trends in libraryland, but it’s not. I have been reading about and following the trend of using IM in lieu of more traditional virtual reference software for over a year. I remember Chad Boeninger down the road at OU (that’s Ohio University) talking about his experiment using AOL IM with OU’s B-School folks at OhioLINK’s 2004 Reference Rendezvous. [Read Chad’s recent post about OU’s use of IM.]

In case you are trying to keep up-to-speed with what’s going on, you may want to check out what Sarah is writing over at LibrarianInBlack. She has been posting from the Virtual Reference Desk Conference.

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