Ask a Librarian and Alumni Mentoring

Jessica Riggins visited SOLIS for our second Brown Bag meeting of the Fall 2013 semester yesterday (October, 23rd). Jessica discussed the Ask a Librarian program, which is a chat-based reference service for Florida residents run by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC). Ask a Librarian is partnering with USF to allow current students and recent gradates of the MLIS program to volunteer their time to train for the Ask a Librarian program and work the Ask a Librarian virtual desk. MLIS students are encouraged to complete the training via:


Jessica also spoke about the LIS Alumni society and a mentoring program that they are offering MLIS students. If you are looking for a mentor to help guide you through the job application process (reviewing your resume, interview tips and tricks, etc.) then the LIS Alumni society may be able to help! They are interested in helping current students find jobs and they want to work with you. So, if you are interested in volunteering your time to Ask a Librarian or if you would like to learn more about Alumni mentors, feel free to e-mail Jessica Riggins at

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