Need help combing through the Lexington Public Library’s digital stacks? Book a virtual librarian!

Published: Aug. 2, 2020 at 2:07 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Lexington Public Library is offering some digital help to researchers of all kinds in the form of a virtual librarian.

A Facebook post from the library says virtual librarians can assist with genealogical searches, resume writing, and job applications. They can also provide help familiarizing participants with how to use the library’s digital collections.

Have a question or need help? Book a virtual appointment with one of our Librarians today!

Posted by Lexington Public Library on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

“It’s essentially making a one on one appointment for help with whatever topic it is people need,” said Anne Donworth, director of development. “Whether its help with a job application or a benefits application or help with genealogy research, it’s dedicated time for folks to talk to a librarian for help with whatever questions they have.”

Appointments are being taken Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The average session with a virtual librarian runs from 30 to 45 minutes. Those interested can call (859) 231-5500, or click here.

With no end in sight for the pandemic, the library also wanted to give the community one less thing to worry about, by forgiving all fines and fees, no questions asked.

“We know that people are struggling right now, and the people who had fines on their card and weren’t able to access the library’s resources left them even more disadvantaged. So, the people who were blocked before can now come back, and we hope they will come back. There are just so many great resources at the library that have the potential to transform people’s lives and we want to be able to do that.”

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