Reference Reborn Breathing New Life into Public Services Librarianship

ISBN-10: 1591588286
ISBN-13: 9781591588283
Edition: 2011
Authors: Diane Zabel
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Book details

List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 401
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

For years, many have predicted and even pronounced the death of reference. However, rather than worrying about the demise of reference, many librarians have actually been energized by their new, expanded roles, and have developed creative ways of delivering enhanced services, thanks in part to Web 2.0 and other user-centric technologies. This collection of essays maps out some of the exciting new directions reference is taking today in both academic and public libraries. Stellar contributors include Richard Bopp, Jim Hahn, Robert Kieft, Lisa O'Connor, Linda Smith, Michael Stephens, and many others, covering topics that range from the education of reference librarians and the new reference user to technology and new roles for librarians.Integrating theory, research, and best practice, this work provides you with a comprehensive and balanced look at current trends in reference and public services librarianship), including scenarios for the future. Must reading for faculty, students and reference practitioners.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Our Changing Users
Who Are Our Users? Scanning the Environment to Detect Trends
New and Improved Service Models
Demystifying Virtual Reference
Going beyond the Desk: 21st-Century Reference, Outreach, and Teaching Services
The Integrated Services Model: Information Commons in Libraries
Librarians in Second Life and Future Virtual Worlds
An Exploration of the Hybrid Reference Service Model: Keeping What Works
New and Revised Roles for Reference Librarians
The Embedded Academic Librarian
Community Reference Work
Contemporary and Future Roles for Readers' Advisory in Public Libraries
Leisure Reading Collections in College and University Libraries: Have Academic Librarians Rediscovered Readers' Advisory?
Librarian as Marketer: Learning to Promote Reference and Outreach Services
Reference Quality: A Primer on Methods and Tools for Assessing Reference Services
Old Tools/New Tools: The Role of Technology in Reference Service
Telephone Reference as the Past and the Future of Library Service
Reconfiguring Reference Services for Mobile Devices
Using Online Social Networking Tools for Reference and Outreach
What's Next? Tracking Tech Trends
Reference Collection Development
From Print to E-Reference
Digital Visibility: Creating Usable Interfaces So Users Can Find Resources
Scholarly Communication: Library as Content Provider-Digital Projects to Support Reference and User Services
Staffing 21st-Century Libraries
What Skills Are Needed for the Next Generation of Librarians?
Retirements in Reference: Passing the Torch to the Next Generation of Reference Librarians
The Education and Training of Reference Librarians
The Education of Reference Librarians: A Detailed Survey and Analysis
The Guide to Reference and Learning Reference Librarianship
Practitioners as Adjunct Teachers
Outside the School Doors: Lessons Learned after Library School
Index
About the Editor and Contributors

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