Doherty reference librarians have long been available for questions by phone and by email. And of course we are always happy to help researchers in person. But this Fall, the Doherty Reference Department has instituted a new communication venue — Chat. So whether you are at home, at play or even somewhere in the library and don’t want to leave your stuff unattended, send us a question. To participate in Chat, you can find us (and add us to your buddy list) on AIM (DohReference), MSN LiveMessenger (doherty_reference), and Yahoo! Messenger (doherty_reference). You can also connect directly with us through our Meebo account from the Doherty Chat page even if you don’t have a chat account yourself.