Although they happen rarely, we occasionally receive crisis calls on Answerland. These may be suicide calls or calls that indicate some sort of abuse or threat to personal safety involved.
Some of these calls may be pranks, but we should always assume that the call is real and take the situation seriously. The following guidelines are intended to help prepare librarians for the possibility of a crisis call and provide appropriate steps to take in the event of a crisis call.
OSLIS (oslis.org) is a website designed to help K-12 students learn how to do research. It has three sections:
If you have OSLIS questions, contact Jennifer Maurer at the State Library.
Libraries of Oregon (librariesoforegon.org) is a website that connects Oregon residents to statewide library resources and local public libraries.
Anyone with an Oregon IP address can access the statewide databases.
Here are cheat sheets that help you figure out which of the statewide databases may fulfill a patron’s need.