Reference: To Chat or Not to Chat
ACRL/NY – Long Island Section
Friday, May 21, 2004
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Javits Room, 2nd floor
Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Please register by May 14 and note the following changes:
1. Time has been changed to 9:00 am.
2. Breakfast will be provided.
3. Alternate parking directions (to avoid graduation crowds):
Take the second or Main Entrance from Nicolls Rd. (Rte. 97).
Turn left at
the stop sign and proceed to the Administration Parking Garage.
2): From Nicolls Rd. (Rte. 97), take the first entrance on
the left (South
Entrance). From South Drive, turn right onto Marburger Drive.
fork, turn rught onto Circle Road. At the second stop
sign, turn left and
into Administration Parking Garage. Important: Tell
attendants that your destination is the Melville Library,
Please note that the Main Entrance will be closed at 9:30 am.
Is your library offering chat reference? Are you
thinking of it? Join us in a timely forum on what it takes to
set up a chat service, how users are responding to it, what kind
impact it has on library staffing and workload, whether libraries
will continue to offer chat. Come share your experiences with
virtual reference service and see what’s next!
- "Plunging into Digital
Reference Service: Eddies, Shoals, and Riptides. " Jeffrey
M. Feinsilver, Coordinator, Library Instruction and User Services,
New York Institute of Technology.
- "Virtual Reference?—I
only want to talk to a "real" librarian. " Helene
Volat, Head of Reference and Information Services, Stony Brook
- "Live Librarian:
The Evolution of Live Chat Reference from the Public Library
Perspective." Tracey Firestone, Young Adult Specialist,
Suffolk Cooperative Library System.
Directions from Northern State Parkway: At the end
of eastbound Northern State Parkway, Northern State Parkway becomes
NY-347 E. Follow this for about 6 mi. and turn left on CR-97 N (Nicolls
Rd.). Turn left into the Main Entrance of Stony Brook University.
Directions from Long Island Expressway: Take the Long
Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) eastbound to exit 62, and follow Nicolls
Road (Route 97) north for 9 miles. The Main Entrance to the University
is on the left.
Parking: Parking is available in the Administration
parking garage at the Main Entrance. For more details, visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/facilities/tps/parking/.
Also see above.
For more information, please contact Bellinda Wise
(Nassau Community College, firstname.lastname@example.org,
516-572-3560) or Janet H. Clarke (Stony Brook University, email@example.com,
Coffee service will be provided.