Best Linking Practices
All Pennsylvania libraries and organizations are welcome to use the POWER Library / Chat with a Librarian logos to link to the service from their websites, and for other promotional, non-commercial purposes. All usage from non-participating libraries and organizations will be directed to powerlibrary.org/chat, and all of the questions submitted there will be answered by statewide and global librarians.
To better help you connect the service to your patrons and users, we’ve come up with a number of linking practices that your library or organization could implement on its website to help increase the visibility and the accessibility of Chat with a Librarian (CWAL) services.
1. Provide a widget and/or a logo and text-link to CWAL directly on the homepage of your website
2. Make your CWAL link accessible with 1-click of the mouse from your library’s website, ideally placing CWAL links on the top of webpages
3. Provide a widget and/or a logo and text-link to CWAL on every page of your website, where possible
4. Include a link to CWAL that is accessible from inside your library’s catalog and/or databases
5. Provide a link to CWAL on the library’s “Ask Us” or “Contact Us” page
6. Add a CWAL widget or link to your library’s electronic/digital resource list
7. Give a brief description of the service offered by CWAL
8. Simple is best when it comes to describing CWAL
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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