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July 15, 2013 
in this update
summer hours
askON welcomes four new public partners
askON stats
askON TEXT Pilot Project
summer hours
  Have a safe and happy Summer. Here are the askON summer service hours. Please update your websites accordingly. 
  • public     june 24 - sept 3, 2013     m-fr 12:30-4:30pm
  • college    may 6 - aug 2, 2013        m-thur 12-4pm
askON welcomes four new public partners

  Join us in welcoming Woodstock Public Library, The Town of Blue Mountains Public Library, Richmond Hill Public Library, and Norfolk County Public Library to the askON service! Please take a moment to read through their profiles in the staff portal so  you can get to know their resources and services. 

askON stats

Jan-Apr College Service Stats: 2012 vs 2013
College Jan-April comparison


Jan-Apr Public Service Stats: 2012 vs 2013
Public Jan - April comparison

Quick Links 



* New Public-Access Resources! askON has completely overhauled the Resources tab and our Delicious page.  Now we have more resources than ever to assist Ontarians not associated with one of our partner institutions.

* Coming Soon: Training Program Upgrade! We've been diligently working lately on updating our training materials. Look forward to new and improved tutorials and videos! Content will be available in Adobe and YouTube formats. 
* 2012 Evaluation Study  Almost Complete! Copies will be disseminated upon final publication.


askON TEXT Pilot Project
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he askON TEXT Pilot Project is an askON initiative to offer an additional channel of channel of reference service via SMS or TEXT alongside the askON chat service. There are 6 colleges and 8 public libraries participating in the pilot service which will run from September to December 2013. askON TEXT training has already begun and will be offered to pilot participants during the Summer.