LibAnswers is a new question-and-answer service built specifically for libraries.  Using LibAnswers, librarians will be able to answer questions in a public forum and point visitors to library resources that are related to the question/topic at hand.  Answers can contain document attachments and embedded videos as well as links to applicable resources within LibGuides.  Visitors will be able to comment on and improve the answers, so there will be a strong social component to the system.

– from Springshare Support Blog

I’m very excited to see what we can do with LibAnswers. This reminds me a lot of the ideas shared in the ACRL presentation  We’re Not Playing Around: Gaming Literate Librarians = Information Literate Students, where the presenters stated that gaming generation of students enjoy displaying knowledge and assisting others and suggested creating resources that students c ancontribute to that are moderated be librarians (see my post about it here). 

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