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Mosio Partners with Amigos Library Services to Bring Text a Librarian to Member Libraries

San Francisco, CA, March 18, 2010 — Mosio, the leader in text messaging solutions for libraries, today announced a partnership with Amigos Library Services to bring their Text a Librarian service to Amigos member libraries.

"Libraries across the U.S. are harnessing the power of mobile technologies. Text messaging is the most accessible form of mobile communication to connect with on-the-go patrons who rely on their cell phones to access information," said Gabriel Macias, Mosio VP of Sales & Marketing. "We are excited to partner with Amigos to provide an easy-to-use service to manage text message reference services and expand the walls of the library."

Patrons text message questions to library reference services from their cell phones and librarians type answers on a web-based interface. Text a Librarian’s feature-rich mobile messaging system includes auto-responders to stay connected 24x7x365, message footers for mobile marketing of library services and events and an 800+ Text Speak Translator to make it easy to translate frequently-used text message abbreviations.

"We are pleased to offer Text a Librarian to our member libraries," said Robert Watkins, Associate Executive Director of Amigos Library Services. "The new technology provides an efficient way to communicate with patrons on their mobile phones wherever they are."

Text a Librarian is mobile carrier certified and accessible by more than 270 million U.S cell phones. Patron privacy is maintained by assigning anonymous patronID’s to mobile phone numbers ensuring the security of patron information.

To learn more, please visit www.textalibrarian.com or text the word AMIGOS to 66746.

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About Mosio’s Text a Librarian
Text a Librarian™ is a mobile reference service technology developed specifically for libraries. Built on Mosio’s award-winning mobile questions and answers platform, Text a Librarian enables libraries to reach more patrons on the go through their mobile phones. For more information regarding Text a Librarian, please visit www.textalibrarian.com.

About Amigos Library Services
A not-for-profit membership-based organization, Amigos Library Services (www.amigos.org) is one of the largest library service networks in the nation, consisting of over 600 libraries and cultural institutions located primarily in the southwestern United States. Amigos members utilize a comprehensive array of services including electronic information resources, preservation and digital imaging, consulting, training, and cataloging and resource sharing.

Contact:
Jamieson Chandler
[email protected]
+1 415-894-2899

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