We want to hear your feedback about AskRI.org – the Office for Library and Information Services has set up a quick survey about us and our services. Take a minute and let us know what you think about us and the services we’ve been providing! Take the survey here.
AskRI’s online chat service will be closed on Monday, February 17th in observance of Presidents’ Day. We’ll be back on Tuesday!
AskRI’s online chat will close early tonight (1/2) at 6pm, and will be closed all day tomorrow (1/3). Please check with your local library and schools about closings, and check here for weather news and warning updates.
AskRI’s online chat service will be closed today and tomorrow. All other online services will remain available, with the exception of Tutor.com, which will be unavailable December 25th. As an early reminder, our chat will also be closed New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Be sure to take a look at the massively expanded ‘Resources’ page. Hundreds of external links, vetted by our reference librarians, cover topics including Rhode Island government, Consumer, Environmental, News, and Travel information, and more. The AskRI for Kids page is also growing, so check in on both of them often!
In honor of Veterans Day, AskRI’s live chat service will be unavailable. All online materials will still be accessible.
October 31st will be the last day to switch over from the previous of LearningExpress to the updated LearningExpress Library 3(also known as LEL 3). Some of the features that the updated interface includes are the introduction of Learning Centers which reorganize subjects for easier navigation, an improved search function, software tutorials, and a full index of available courses and resources. Accounts made on the previous version of LearningExpress will not transfer over to LEL 3, so we encourage patrons to finish up their coursework and then create a new account. For libraries that offer a direct link to LearningExpress, we highly recommend that the link is updated to the following: http://www.learningexpresshub.
Our site is temporarily down , and we’ll let you know when everything is operational again. Thank you for your patience!
New promotional materials:
AskRI now has more promotional materials available: Post-Its, pens, and bumper stickers! They are now available alongside all of the promotional materials from our databases, on our Promotional Materials Order Form.
We are running a short survey of multiple choice questions regarding AskRI, and its use by libraries. Please take a moment to fill it out!
Our Job Seeker and Health & Nutrition Centers are rapidly growing to extensive pages of helpful links. For example, Glassdoor.com is going to be a featured site of ours, providing reviews by employees at thousands of businesses. Glassdoor offers special access to these reviews and more to library patrons, if they access through AskRI.org.
Our Kids section is also expanding, with a new page called Click, Play, Learn! full of educational games.