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The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries

Adding Value in the Digital World

1st Edition - January 31, 2007

Editor: Lesley Farmer

Language: English
Hardback ISBN:
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eBook ISBN:
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This book examines the questions: how academic libraries provide value-added reference and information services in the digital age. It provides best practices from a global perspective. The book starts by looking at the information needs and info-seeking behaviours of university students and faculty. Then it examines the use cycle: consumer, instruction, and producer. It examines the resource cycle: collection development, instructor, maintenance. What are the essential elements of reference: orientation, instruction, collaborative planning, products?