Book a librarian for special help
August 31, 2011 · 9:06 AM
Everyone knows you can borrow a book from the library.
People can also borrow a librarian.
Sno-Isle Libraries officials said this week that its one-on-one “Book a Librarian” sessions — which started at five libraries in 2008 — are now available at all 21 Sno-Isle community libraries.
Need help downloading an e-book? Not sure where to start on a research project? Want special coaching on basic computer skills?
Librarians in the Sno-Isle system can meet face-to-face with customers who “Book a Librarian” for a free 30- to 60-minute session of personalized help finding information or using technology.
The sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. A librarian will give undivided attention to customers who want in-depth assistance on topics such as starting an email account, browsing the library’s catalog, downloading e-books and audiobooks, searching the Internet, using electronic databases through the Sno-Isle website and other computer basics.
Sno-Isle notes its librarians are trained information professionals; if a staff member with expertise in a customer’s area of interest is not available at their preferred community library, Sno-Isle Libraries will find a staff member at another branch to step in and help.
To “Book a Librarian,” contact Sno-Isle Libraries (http://www.sno-isle.org/explore/locations/) to schedule an appointment. Library staff will determine how much time is needed for the session.