Reference Reborn

Reference Reborn

Breathing New Life Into Public Services Librarianship

Book - 2011
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The roles of reference librarians are constantly changing. Today, it's not unusual for librarians to also serve as trend trackers, data analysts, project managers, It troubleshooters, marketers, and staffing specialists. Academic and public libraries across the country are experimenting with new service models to accommodate new technology, budget constraints, and a clientele with new needs and expectations. Not surprisingly, librarians are assuming revised roles as a result. Reference Reborn: Breathing New Life into Public Services Librarianship is a collection of over two dozen essays on exciting new developments and trends in reference and public services librarianship, highlighting some of the best thinking on reference services, outreach initiatives, the migration from print to e-reference collections, staffing 21st century libraries, library school curriculum, and more. This text will appeal to library and information science students and educators, beginning and seasoned reference librarians, and managers of public service departments in academic and public libraries, and the education and training of reference librarians receives special attention. --Book Jacket.
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2011.
ISBN: 9781591588283
Characteristics: xx, 401 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Zabel, Diane


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Jun 29, 2012

Reference librarians, the ones who interact directly with the public, answering their questions and helping them find library materials, analyze current trends and project future developments. This is a comprehensive survey of the current scene--highly useful now and in the immediate future but likely to be superseded by later analyses in a few years.

AnOPLLibrarian May 04, 2011

For 21st century Librarianship.

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