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Ask a Librarian, Florida’s virtual reference service, collaborates with 131 Florida libraries all working together to deliver first-rate reference services to users at their moment of need. Ask a Librarian takes customer service to a new level by offering Floridians fast, reliable and easy-to-use online reference assistance from anywhere in the state. It has been a vital service for 10 years connecting people to librarians 84 hours a week via live chat, email, and text messaging to receive assistance with homework, research projects, small business help, government services and general reference questions!

Ask a Librarian is an essential service for Florida libraries! A few examples:

- creates a cost effective method for Florida Libraries to offer live virtual reference services

- helps Florida Academic Libraries with SACS Accreditation

- provides after hour reference services for libraries struggling to serve their population at minimal cost

Please show your support for Florida’s Ask a Librarian service by signing this petition!


  • Varrick Nunez This is a very helpful resource, particularly with students working after their library has closed.

  • nadine nance this is such a vital service to our Florida school. Please consider continue to fund it.

  • Debora Stewart I urge you to share this petition link with others at your library. Ask a Librarian provides an amazing service to our community, a small academic library with limited staff that do reference. This service is vital not only to distance students, but also to our evening students, most of whom do their library research online. Also, for our traditional students, this service allows us to extend reference service beyond the hours when librarians are physically able to cover. In this day and age, even our traditional students often prefer to contact the library virtually. Many have tried to use statistics to prove that the service is not needed. As others have said, statistics don't always tell the whole story. Please consider signing this petition so we can continue to provide excellent reference service throughout the state..

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