Libraries and Information Science Stack Exchange.

After a long wait and a lot of work behind the scenes, Libraries and Information Science Stack Exchange is now out, in beta. (

What is Stack Exchange? To quote the source – “Stack Exchange is a fast-growing network of 84 question and answer sites on diverse topics from software programming to cooking to photography and gaming. We build libraries of high-quality questions and answers, focused on the most important topics in each area of expertise. From our core of Q&A, to community blogs and real-time chat, we provide experts with the tools they need to make The Internet a better place. Learn more about us…”

Libraries and Information Stack Exchange is of course focused on issues relevant to libraries and is a great place to ask all sorts of questions about any type of library (or all). You need a free Stack Exchange login to access it, but they you are free to browse the questions, answer them, comment on other responses and even ask your own.

They need people using it to keep it going (and moving on from beta), so I encourage you to check it out.

The exchange is already well populated with a wide range of library questions and answers, so is well worth a browse. You never know, you might be able to help another librarian with their information need, share your experiences or even find something that the group there can help you with. After all, isn’t that one of the things that librarians do best?