Summer 2021 hours May 17 - July 31
Fall 2021 hours for SC4 begins September 7, 2021 (Sara & Mimi Pappas notified of December holiday hours.)
Winter 2022 hours January 10 - May 6 except March 7 through 11. (Sara notified.)
Summer 2022 hours May 16 - July 29 (No coverage May 7 through May 15)
Fall 2022 hours August 29 - December 16
Summer 2023 hours May 15 - August 4 (No coverage May 6 through May 13 and July 4; Submitted schedule to Sara Memmott & Mimi at Springshare)
Fall 2023 hours August 28 - December 14 (December holiday break information submitted 11/14/2023)
Winter 2024 hours January 8 - March 1 & March 11 - May 3 Submitted schedule to Sara Memmott & Mimi at Springshare.
Link to log into LibStaffer https://247cooperative.libstaffer.com/admin/home
See How to Log into 24/7 Chat for detailed instructions.
From Mimi Pappas
Your account has been activated with LibStaffer functionality. You should have received a system-generated email about LibStaffer, but basically this is all you need to do:
When you connect to LibChat to toggle your Global Cooperative setting to Online, you should see a link to LibStaffer on your LibChat dashboard. If you are prompted for credentials when you click that link, you can use your current LibAnswers password to log into the 24/7 Cooperative Schedule.
This link is used for:
If you need to access LibStaffer outside of chat, you can do so directly by going to https://247cooperative.libstaffer.com.
The shifts have been assigned to Jane as placeholder by default, starting August 10.
As placeholder, Jane may use Drop/Assign to assign shifts directly to Brenan or Michelle. Alternatively, any of this group may also submit the Rotating Shifts form to let us know who will be covering the shift.
Please let us know if there's anything we can help with.
Basic Steps to a Successful Virtual Reference Transaction
Wren Spengler, OCLC
1. Send hello message.
2. Read what the patron wrote.
3. Scroll through the "Patron Info" tab.
4. Click "Policies" link to open the Policy Page.
5. Ask the patron a question.
6. Send a resource (or paste specific information from Policy Page).
7. Ask the patron if the information is useful.
8. Repeat steps 5-7 until the patron is satisfied, or choose a follow up option.
9. Send a goodbye message.
10. Close session using the appropriate resolution code.
24/7 Reference Cooperative Policies and Procedures
Chatting librarians should be willing to follow these steps and policies for ensuring a high-quality reference transaction.