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Today is AskAway Day - Virtual Reference Service

Governor Doyle has proclaimed today, Monday, April 24 as AskAway Day in Wisconsin.

AskAway is a new statewide virtual reference service. Live chat with a librarian using a very simple Web service. There is no need to download any chat software.

AskAway is a member of the 24/7 Reference Consortium, a group of hundreds of libraries around the country who work together to provide this service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Madison Public Library has participated in the consortium since 2003, but the software and web interface to use the AskAway service changed in January of 2006. If you've never tried the service, or used the service in the past, what are you waiting for? AskAway today!