Library earns international honor
Posted on: January 12, 2012
The College of the Mainland Library is on top of the world!
The library recently received an international recognition as the most active LibAnswers institution out of 443 worldwide. LibAnswers is a knowledge base of all the questions and answers that students submit to the Library.
“We make sure each LibAnswers is answered quickly,” library director Kathryn Park said. “We associate each answer with relevant topics and we embed them in the appropriate LibGuides. We also make sure we provide a link from every LibAnswers to relevant LibGuides, adding more value to the LibAnswers so that students can get even more information on their topic.”
Last year, the library helped students 3,912 times directly through the program. By posting the questions and answers online, other students have the opportunity to find answers to their questions.
The library’s datebase isn’t just knowledgeable – it’s very accessible, too. Every page on the library LibGuide gives students access to library assistance via live chat, text messages, twitter, e-mail, phone and the LibAnswers’ Ask Us button.