Virtual Consultation about Library Resources for Your Business
Get help with your business or finance reference and research questions without leaving the comfort of home.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL CONSULTATION WITH A LIBRARIAN?
It’s a service offered by librarians at the Thomas Yoseloff Business Center. You can get help with reference and research questions through your computer ( using Google Meet) or by phone, without a visit to the library.
WHAT RESOURCES DO THE LIBRARIANS USE?
Based on your question, a librarian will do some prior research before the meeting and will provide you with online information databases, library catalogs, books and referrals outside the library.
HOW WILL I GET THE ANSWERS TO MY QUESTION?
After the session, the librarian will email you a summary of the consultation, which could include instructions on how to access databases from home or attachments of industry reports.
IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF CONSULTATIONS?
You can sign up for as many consultations as needed, but there are limits on the number of reports which can be sent to you.
HOW LONG DO THE SESSIONS LAST?
Sign up in advance for a thirty-minute session. Sessions are offered from 12 to 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday.
HOW CAN I MAKE THE BEST USE OF THE SERVICE?
Ask one clear question per consultation. Be on time. If you need to cancel, please do so at the earliest time and reschedule as needed. All communications are done via email.
WHO CAN USE THIS SERVICE?
All are welcome to sign up. A library card is not required. Whether you are toying with the idea of starting a business or are a business owner who needs information to grow your business, you can benefit from up-to-date information on companies, industries, markets, and trends.