Was reading through some old posts about the subject recently and wanted to take a moment to recognize and thank J.B. Hill from Southeastern Louisiana University, for being the pioneer of text message reference in libraries. The Librarian in Black recognized him in a post back in November of 2005 and we just want to take a second to thank him again for getting the mobile medium utilized in the library. During that time, Mosio was in its infancy, Text a Librarian.com not yet launched, we were exploring how to build a scalable system enabling people to text in questions and get answers quickly. A lot has happened since then, our platform has won some awards and more and more libraries have implemented SMS reference in various ways. We look forward to watching (and being part of) the evolution of mobile libraries and the extension of these types of services to patrons, making libraries an even more powerful resource in the search for information.
Hats off to you for getting this started!