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Library Introduces New 'Text-A-Librarian' Service for Students

December 2010
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Sauk Valley Community College's Learning Resource Center is introducing a new service for students called  "Text-A-Librarian." Now Sauk students, faculty, and staff can ask questions and get information from the LRC via texting.

"This new service provides an easy-to-use interface for our librarians and maintains the privacy of our patrons' information," said Judy Anderson, SVCC librarian. Developed by Mosio, an award-winning mobile technology company, Text-A-Librarian lets students and patrons text questions from their cell phones. Sauk's reference librarians answer on a web-based interface, keeping a "live archive" of questions and answers. The service does not display phone numbers, but rather an anonymous ID for each patron. Using the service is easy.

Text AskSVLRC to 66746 for instructions. Rates may apply. For more information, call Sauk's Learning Resource Center at ext. 237.