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The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries

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The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries

Adding Value in the Digital World

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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?

Author Biography

Dr Lesley Farmer coordinates the Library Media Teacher Program at California State University Long Beach. Dr Farmer has written 19 books and over a hundred articles on librarianship, is published in JELIS, and edits Education Libraries. Her research interests include information literacy, collaboration and educational technology.
Release date Australia
January 31st, 2007
Contributor
Edited by Lesley Farmer
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Ltd
Pages
160
Dimensions
156x234x12
ISBN-13
9781843342588
Product ID
1935745

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