During the AskAway intersession break, please direct any research assistance requests to :
- Directly contacting librarians: https://www.bcit.ca/library/library-contacts/librarians/
- Sending an email to email@example.com
AskAway reopens on Tuesday, September 8th.
Hours of Service – September 8 to December 11
Monday-Thursday: 9am – 9pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 9pm
BCIT Librarians will be available on AskAway from 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.
July 2020 AskAway Stats for BCIT Reference Service
- 60 BCIT Students were helped in July
- We spent 12 hours online helping BCIT Students
- Average session time per patron was 12 minutes
A little reminder of how AskAway helps our BCIT Students
Excerpts from July 2020 AskAway sessions:
7/8/2020 (4 minute session w a BCIT Graduate Student)
BCIT Student: Hello, I need to submit my applied research project paper for the M.Sc Ecological Restoration Program. How do I do this?
BCIT Librarian: Hi – Let me see what I can find out for you – are you submitting to your instructor or the Institutional Repository?
BCIT Student: The Institutional Repository.
BCIT Librarian: Just one moment –
BCIT Student: Thank you.
BCIT Student: Perfect.
BCIT Librarian: Did you have any other questions?
BCIT Student: No, thank you!
BCIT Librarian: Have a great day and thank you for using AskAway. We hope you visit us again.
7/28/2020 8:44pm, Tuesday night 15 minutes before closing. (12 minute session w a BCIT Student)
BCIT Student: Hi, my name is ‘Jane’ and I am looking for information regarding the issue of recent recyclable garbage that are actually not recycled, ending up in the landfills in developing countries. I would like to see how much recyclable garbage is actually ending up in landfills in both the local landfills and in ones in developing countries. Could you help?
Librarian: Hello and welcome to AskAway!
We’re closing in 15 minutes. Hopefully, we can help you get started on your question but you may need to return during open hours https://askaway.org/hours or send your question by email to your home library: firstname.lastname@example.org
BCIT Student: Oh, sorry.. yes it is almost 9pm. I will be back tomorrow. Thank you!
Librarian: Recent recyclable garbage that are actually not recycled, ending up in the landfills in developing countries
Oh wait a second…
Are you looking for resources? Sends theglobeandmail.com article
BCIT Student: Thank you! But I cannot use resources from media.
Librarian: This would be the most likely to find, since very recent issue. ok let’s see
BCIT Student: I need it from either credible scholarly or professional sources…
Librarian: journals.sagepub.com/article then Link to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ articles/
BCIT Student: Wow so fast!!
Thank you so much!
OMG! Thank you! I will take a look at them. I will be back if I need more. Thank you so much and have a great evening!
Librarian: Just a moment 🙂 still looking. Link to openknowledge.worldbank.org .pdf
BCIT Student: How can you do that so fast!?
Librarian: 🙂 One more. Link to pdf
Please come back if more questions. hope these help to get you started
BCIT Student: It is great! You are absolutely a huge help! Thank you!
Librarian: Thank you for using AskAway. We hope you visit us again.