Imagine a network of librarians linked by Twitter. Imagine staffing the reference desk and being super stumped by a question. Surreptitiously, you reach for your smartphone and tweet a short synopsis of the question with the hashtag #referencedesk. Compulsive Twitter addicted librarians from around the country can see you are in distress and tweet you a suggestion on a resource or answer. Does this sound useful or fun to anyone?
The idea was inspired by the reference course I am taking now. The discussion was about what to do when you truly have no idea how to begin researching a patron question.
Let’s try it. Pass on this blog to all your LIS pals. We can start a phenomenon.