[Libs-Or] News Release: BCR and Tutor.com Partner to Offer BCR Member Libraries Online Homework Help and Virtual Reference

Brandie Baumann bbaumann at BCR.ORG
Wed Sep 24 10:14:15 PDT 2008

Contact: Brandie Baumann - bcrpress at bcr.org or 303.751.6277 

BCR and Tutor.com Partnership Offers Online Homework Help and Virtual Reference 

Aurora, Colo., September 24, 2008 -- BCR, in partnership with Tutor.com, is expanding its offerings of online tutoring services to include Live Homework Help, an award-winning one-to-one homework help service for students from five to 95, and Ask a Librarian Express, a 24/7 virtual reference service. These personalized web resources give libraries the potential to deliver instant, expert information to their communities. 

BCR member libraries serve patrons at all hours of the day or night, whether or not they ever come into the library building. Live Homework Help and Ask A Librarian Express meet the challenges of this new reality and support BCR's commitment to offer libraries a broad range of solutions to help them stay current in today's quickly changing educational environment. In order to make this high-impact service accessible for libraries large and small, Tutor.com is offering special pricing through BCR.

"Students today need access to, and rely on, the web to help them learn. Live Homework Help is an affordable resource that will help them achieve at a higher level," says Gillian Harrison, BCR's director for marketing and outreach.  "And, Tutor.com's virtual reference service, Ask A Librarian Express, saves a library's staff and budget resources by providing assistance to patrons online 24 hours a day."

For more information, contact BCR's Chris Cook (ccook at bcr.org) or visit the BCR website at www.BCR.org/.

About BCR
BCR brings libraries together for greater success by expanding their knowledge, reach and power. They offer a broad range of solutions and their hands-on, personal attention to each member enables them to deliver effective and timely solutions that help libraries keep pace with new developments in technology and services. BCR is the nation's oldest and most established multistate library cooperative. Since 1935, the BCR team has helped libraries learn new skills, reach new patrons, increase productivity and save money. BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Aurora, Colorado. For more information, visit www.BCR.org or email info at BCR.org.

About Tutor.com
Tutor.com creates innovative, on-demand homework help and tutoring services that connect students to a professional tutor online the moment they need help in math, science, social studies or English.  Our network of over 2,000 professional tutors has delivered more than 3.5 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. Tutor.com services include Live Homework Help, an after-school program offered at over 1,800 public libraries and Ask A Librarian Express, a 24/7 virtual reference service featuring MLS and MLIS Tutor.com Librarians By Request and the library's electronic resources. Tutor.com was named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for the New York Region in 2006 and honored as one of the 25 Best Small Companies for Women 2007 by Working Mother, and, most recently, received a Gold Award from Parent's Choice, their highest recommendation. For more information about Tutor.com's library programs, please go to: http://www.tutor.com/libraries/.

Brandie Baumann
Communications Coordinator
14394 E. Evans Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014-1408
p: 303.751.6277 x110
f:  303.751.9787
e: bbaumann at bcr.org

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