Since it is summer, I’m planning my classes in the fall and I’ve decided to set up a library/work AIM screenname and give it out in my classes along with my e-mail address. Why didn’t I think of doing this before, like 2-3 years ago?
I don’t tend to get a ton of e-mail questions after I teach a library class. I’d like to think it is because I’m such a wonderful teacher everyone has absorbed all they will ever need to know about research in 45 minutes. Maybe I’ll get a few more follow-up questions this way, and be able to do “point of need” library help via AIM. We shall see…..