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How do I chat with Jim Vileta?

The fastest way to reach me if I'm online is via the widget at the top right ---->

Or....  open your Instant Messaging Client, add my username from above to your buddy list, double-click on the buddy name, and start typing your message. IM questions are first-come-first-served. In-person and telephone requests get higher priority. You can also email a librarian, call the Research & Information Desk at 218-726-8100, or visit for assistance. You can also text the desk at 218-305-4600.

Who can chat with librarians?

The service is intended primarily for UMD students, faculty and staff or for anyone with questions pertaining to the Library.

What type of questions can I ask?

IM is intended to offer assistance in using the Library and its resources. We can answer questions about the Library, help you use the Library's online catalog and databases, and help you find information on the web. We can also answer brief questions. Most chat sessions are under 10 minutes. For questions needing more time, librarians may ask that a session be continued by phone, by email, or in person.

What about privacy?

All chat sessions are recorded and saved for one month. We will make every effort to protect your privacy. Any information you provide will remain confidential and is never shared.

Please feel free to email a librarian with any other questions you may have about this service.


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