CUL’s Ask A Librarian reference blog

23 Jun

This week I’m the editor-in-charge of the CUL Ask A Librarian reference blog. It’s a project I’ve been involved with for the last year; the blog’s been live for a while now, so these occasional weeks of being responsible for moderating comments and posting questions and answers sent in from the various campus unit libraries are my primary involvement these days. It’s a bit more work on my plate for the week, but it’s worth it: I still think this project’s just as keen as when I joined the working group last summer to help get it up and running.

So, if you’re interested, come by and see questions get answered!

First up: Is there a national association of education directors for unions?

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One Response to “CUL’s Ask A Librarian reference blog”

  1. Margaret Smith July 7, 2008 at 5:36 pm #

    Heya Jim. What’s up. I have a ton of questions about your reference blog, as this is something that I’m working on as well. Apologies in advance! Don’t feel obligated to answer.

    *Why did you pick a blog?
    *Do you not use QuestionPoint? What email service did you have before this? Is the traffic not totally overwhelming?
    *Do you keep stats? When did the service start? Presumably way before blogs existed, or no?
    *How do you decide who answers them, who vets the questions? Who answers the “general reference” questions? Are questions ever routed to circ or access services?
    *What CMS are you using there?
    *What search engine is providing the search (or is it through Cornell, i.e. Google)?
    *Some entries say “editor’s note,” who is the editor?
    *How have you marketed/assessed the project? I don’t care if you haven’t, I’m just trying to figure out how to do it myself. The assessing seems hard.

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