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Quality Control Commendations and Tips for Chat Improvement: October-December 2017

AskUsNow!:  Quality Control Commendations and Tips for Chat Improvement

FY 18

October-December 2017

 

Quality Control Commendations and Tips for Chat Improvement: July-September 2017

AskUsNow!:  Quality Control Commendations and Tips for Chat Improvement

FY 18

July-September 2017

 

Quality Control Commendations and Tips for Chat Improvement: April-June 2017

AskUsNow!:  Quality Control Commendations and Tips for Chat Improvement

FY 17

April-June 2017

 

Helping AskUsNow! Patrons With Law Questions

While we cannot give legal advice to our patrons, we are empowered to connect them with resources and people who can. Maryland has a variety of places to find information on questions pertaining to laws, case law interpretation, and legal procedures. 

What Exactly Are “Law” Questions?

We see many questions covering the history and application of legal precedent. This guide refers to questions covering civil and criminal procedure, case law, and regulations. For example: 

Quality Control Commendations and Tips for Chat Improvement: January-March 2017

AskUsNow!:  Quality Control Commendations and Tips for Chat Improvement

FY 17

January-March 2017

 

Customer Service Excellence in Email Reference

For following up with a customer via email, we have the same customer service/quality guidelines that we do in person or in chat! The benchmark of a successful customer service email effort should be the quality of the response. Here's a quick guide to excellent email reference!

Let's say a customer came into chat asking about resources for becoming a dental hygienist and the chatting librarian marked the session for follow-up via email. This is how you'd want to respond:

Special Library Partner Optimization

Updated on 3/2/17

In order to give AskUsNow!'s special library partners more visibility within Maryland, our library partners across the state can now link directly to our special library partners / subject specialists websites and email webforms where deemed appropriate for their own websites.

Quality Control Commendations and Tips for Chat Improvement: October-December 2016

AskUsNow!:  Quality Control Commendations and Tips for Chat Improvement

FY 17

October-December 2016

 

Fake News v. Real News Resources

Nationwide, libraries are taking "Fake News v. Real News" headlines seriously to the point that libraries and information literacy advocates have written articles and created research tools to help researchers determine how authoritative the news they found online is.  

Some points to consider when giving customers real news, or helping customers determine fake news versus real news include:

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