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AskMN Update

On March 24 the seven participating libraries and MINITEX Library Information Network launched AskMN: The Librarian Is In, a 24/7 cooperative online digital reference service for Minnesota residents and students. AskMN is dedicated to assisting patrons with their information and research needs focusing on questions on any topic - public libraries, and college research - academic libraries. Patrons may ask their question via a participating library's form on their website or from the main AskMN website: askmn.org.

I invite you to take a look at the AskMN's site to get a better understanding of what is being offered to patrons. Also, if you're interested in participating in the cooperative or would like to hear more of the benefits and specifics of participating in AskMN or would like to point your patrons to the 24/7 service for additional reference help beyond your library's hours by placing a link to the service please contact me, Carla Pfahl, directly at pfahl001 at umn dot edu and I'll be happy to answer your questions.

You can check out Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Library website, http://www.fdltcc.edu/web/Library/ReferenceHelp.html to see a great example of adding the AskMN service link to your webpage.

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