Librarians Eat Questions for Breakfast

Submitted by birdie on Fri, 08/31/2007 - 13:20
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According to Library Journal, On Monday, September 10, librarians are asked to "Slam the Boards!" by visiting online "answer sites" such as Yahoo! Answers, Ask MetaFilter, Wikipedia Reference Desk, or Amazon's Askville, fielding as many questions as possible, and making it clear that the service was provided by a librarian. What began as a word-of-mouth idea has grown into an international effort, as librarians from the U.K., New Zealand, and beyond have joined the grass-roots effort in the U.S. to raise the profile of librarians and libraries that offer virtual reference services by doing what libraries do best--providing answers from authoritative resources.See you in cyberspace on the 10th.