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AskUsNow!: Helping Students to Access Online Library Resources Has Never Been Easier

Thank you to Monica Bracho Handyside, Ph.D. and staff at the Montgomery College Institute for Part-Time Faculty Engagement & Support, and Metta Lash and staff at the Montgomery College Libraries for collaborating on this article. 

The article is on page 5 of The Advance.  The article can also be accessed at

End of 2015/Early 2016 Local AskUsNow! Promotions

Great AskUsNow! promotions provided by the Cecil County Public Library and the Ort Library at Frostburg State University:

"10 Free Things to Try on Our Website:"

"Library Highlights: Maryland AskUsNow!:"

School Is Wrapping Up? Or Just Getting Started? Time to Access Maryland AskUsNow!

By Paul Chasen, Statewide Coordinator, Maryland AskUsNow!

Maryland AskUsNow!,, is the free, statewide library chat information service done in cooperation with 43 Maryland libraries and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all Maryland residents and students. This blog post features the great reasons for Maryland students to use Maryland AskUsNow!.

Podcast: "24/7 Library: Maryland AskUsNow!"

Last month Maryland AskUsNow! recorded a podcast on WYPR 88.1 FM about how Maryland AskUsNow! works for Maryland customers who have research and homework/project questions .  Feel free to listen at

Thank you to the Maryland Humanities Council and the Humanities Connection for collaborating on this publicity project.

We're Located in All Types of Online Places

As one of the longest-standing, statewide online information services, Maryland AskUsNow! reaches out and provides information to the local communities, college students, and even out-of-state visitors.  Here are a few online places, in and out of the libraries, to find out more information about Maryland AskUsNow!:

From the Town Courier Urbana:  "Maryland AskUsNow! Celebrates 10 Years:"

We're mobile!

More and more people are turning away from desktop computers in favor of mobile devices. AskUsNow! is there to meet them!

Today we launched our new portal! Our enhanced website design detects your device and presents either a full-screen desktop version or an optimized mobile version to bring AskUsNow! to customers wherever they may be and on any device. 

We have always said that AskUsNow! provides information when you need it - now you can get it when and where you need it.

AskUsNow! Celebrates 10 Years of Chat!

BALTIMORE, MD (March 29, 2013)

The Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) Division of Library Development and Services joins with Maryland libraries to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Maryland AskUsNow! With more than 380,000 questions answered, AskUsNow! provides trusted information using the resources of trained librarians across Maryland and the world. AskUsNow! is accessed through the website, or by selecting the bright yellow AskUsNow! icon on partner organization web sites.