We invite you to join the My Info Quest collaborative text messaging project which kicked off on July 20, 2009. We have over 60 libraries of all types participating and we would like more to meet our goal of 24/7 coverage. The only requirements are that you staff the desk 2 hours per week, attend online meetings and training, and participate in evaluation activities. The service had approximately 282 questions in August and over 680 in September. My Info Quest uses the Altarama software. For more information on participating libraries, go to the website at http://www.myinfoquest.info.
There is no cost to join this exciting project which continues through December 31, 2010. If you would like to join, please contact Lori Bell at Alliance Library System at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be sent some informational documents and an agreement form to fill out with library information and your preferred coverage hours. If you would like to join the project communications group, go to http://groups.google.com/group/InfoQuest The deadline for joining the project to begin service in January is November 15, 2009.