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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Who, Me?

Meebo, that is. We in the Mississippi Library Commission's Reference Department have wanted our patrons to have the ability to contact us immediately via the Internet for a while now. Drum roll please! We are quite excited to announce our use of a remarkably handy little chat interface called Meebo. Meebo's catchphrase is "Instant Messaging Everywhere," and that really does seem to be true. In addition to the standard IM sites that we have all been using for years (AIM, MSN, Yahoo, etc...), Meebo is also used on social networking sites like Facebook and entertainment sites like Flixster. Meebo allows friends using different instant messaging providers to chat together.

Meebome (think meebo-me) is the nifty gadget that you should now be seeing at the top of this blog. This allows you, our fabulous patrons, to have instant access to us, your humble librarians. Ask us questions! Ask! Ask! Ask! We'll be online 8:00-11:00 and 12:30-5 Monday-Friday. Here are some pointers:
  • We don't have to be online for you to ask us a question. When we log back on Meebo, your question will appear.
  • No one else will see your question. This is not a chat room. It's just another way for you to access us for one-on-one service.
  • You can choose to create a Meebo nickname or just remain anonymous. It's up to you!
  • We will answer your question as quickly as possible. Don't forget: you can still contact us by any of the methods you have used in the past. Call us at 1-877-KWIK-REF (1-877-594-5733), send us an email at, or drop us a comment after a post. We would also love to see you in person! Come by our beautiful library at 3881 Eastwood Drive in Jackson.
To paraphrase the immortal Alfred P. Doolittle from My Fair Lady, we're willing to tell you, we're wanting to tell you, and we're waiting to tell you. All you have to do is ask!


  1. How cool is that?!? I am a little disappointed that we can't see other people's questions though. That would be hours of entertainment in itself I think.

  2. It's nice to have the dirty stuff only on your computer, though! I've been bombarded with XXX chats and go2c porn websites on my Meebo! Yuck! I haven't had a message in a couple of days so I hope I have blocked them all!

    Glad you are trying Meebo! Oh, stop by and leave me a clean message! ;D


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