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Rescheduled - AskAway Basic Training (Online): January 14 (1pm-4:30pm PT)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Online (trainees will be sent a link to join the session)

***Please note: This session was initially scheduled for January 7th but has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 14th. If you have any questions, please contact Cristen at the AskAway Admin Centre.

AskAway basic training is open to new and returning service providers. The session provides trainees with an understanding of AskAway policies and best practices for chat reference as well as a chance to get comfortable with AskAway software by answering practice calls.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the context for province-wide chat reference.
  • Define quality chat reference service and identify successful chat reference practices.
  • Use chat reference software to send chat messages to and share links with patrons.
  • Apply appropriate reference skills during chat reference sessions.
  • Identify and locate available resources for troubleshooting technical problems.
  • Apply the policies and procedures of AskAway.
  • Successfully resolve common challenging situations.
  • Communicate with fellow AskAwayers and local coordinators.
  • Know what to expect on the first shift.


If you have any questions about training or access needs, please contact Cristen at 778.782.5419 or

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