As local site coordinator, your role is extremely important to Chat with a Librarian (CWAL) as you are the primary contact between our service and your library/patrons. Your time and effort help to ensure that the CWAL service remains a reliable, consistent, helpful resource for not only your local patrons, but for all residents of the Commonwealth.
The Chat with a Librarian Participation Application presents a list of Site Coordinator duties which all site coordinators must agree to in order for their library to participate in CWAL. That list has then been further expanded in the CWAL documentation found on the POWER Library: For Librarians portal. It’s estimated that these duties will take approximately 1 hour per week to perform—in addition to any time the Site Coordinator may spend actively staffing the service.
The following list of responsibilities is taken from the Chat with a Librarian Participation Application, with additional details given to help clarify and contextualize. Please note that the list of responsibilities is intended to provide guidance, but may not be exhaustive of all the things CWAL may ask of its Site Coordinators as the service expands and adapts.
- Site Coordinator Responsibilities:
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and
through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Library Access funds administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.
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