Is the thought of facing the arctic outdoor air preventing you from asking a librarian for the research assistance you need? This semester, the library is offering another solution. You may now seek the assistance of a reference librarian from the cozy warmth of your dorm room or home through instant messaging. This service is being tested during second semester. To find out more about how to access the service, see Ask Your Librarian. Please note that this service is available during selected hours as our librarians become accustomed to integrating instant messaging into their current activities.