How refreshing to have so many new things to show librarians at ALA Midwinter 2009. Just last week Tutor.com released a new look to Live Homework Help®, including a separate Adult Learner entry page. This came about during conversations with our library customers, who knew that adults utilize Live Homework Help for assistance when studying for their GEDs, for help with cover letters and resumes, adults going back to school and even immigrants studying for their US citizenship tests.
Linked directly from adult services and reference pages on the library website, adult patrons are directed to a separate Adult Learner log in screen.
One of our longtime clients from a large Midwest library system stopped by the booth to tell us this story from one of her patrons. Recently, she hosted an event for childcare providers at the libary. One of the attendees, after seeing a demo of Live Homework Help, almost broke down saying, “this is the answer to a prayer.” The patron admitted she was studying for her GED and was struggling. At her prayer group the week before, the group offered up a prayer for her to get help with her studies.
Along with the enthusiasm from public libraries, the level of interest from college and university librarians has been encouraging. We look forward to sharing more about even more offerings for Adult Learners in the coming months.