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The Resource Rethinking reference for academic libraries : innovative developments and future trends, edited by Carrie Forbes, Jennifer Bowers

Rethinking reference for academic libraries : innovative developments and future trends, edited by Carrie Forbes, Jennifer Bowers

Label
Rethinking reference for academic libraries : innovative developments and future trends
Title
Rethinking reference for academic libraries
Title remainder
innovative developments and future trends
Statement of responsibility
edited by Carrie Forbes, Jennifer Bowers
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Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The rapid development of the Web and Web-based technologies has led to an ongoing redefinition of reference services in academic libraries. A growing diversity of users and the need and possibility for collaboration in delivering reference services bring additional pressures for change. At the same time, there are growing demands for libraries to show accountability and service value. All of these trends have impacted the field and will continue to shape reference and research services. And they have led to a need for increasingly specialized professional competencies and a literature to support them. In order to reimagine reference service for twenty-first century learning environments, practitioners will need to understand several focal areas of emerging reference. In particular, collaboration with campus partners, diverse student populations, technological innovations, the need for assessment, and new professional competencies, present new challenges and opportunities for creating a twenty-first century learning environment. Librarians must not only understand, but also embrace these emerging reference practices. This edited volume, containing five sections and fourteen chapters, reviews the current state of reference services in academic libraries with an emphasis on innovative developments and future trends. The main theme that runs through the book is the urgent need for inventive, imaginative, and responsive reference and research services. Through literature reviews and case studies, this book provides professionals with a convenient compilation of timely issues and models at comparable institutions. As academic libraries shift from functioning primarily as collections repositories to serving as key players in discovery and knowledge creation, value-added services, such as reference, are even more central to libraries' and universities' changing missions.--Publisher website
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
025.5/2777
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
Z675.U5 R4567 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1975-
  • 1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Forbes, Carrie
  • Bowers, Jennifer
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Academic libraries
  • Academic librarians
  • Libraries
  • Academic libraries
Target audience
general
Label
Rethinking reference for academic libraries : innovative developments and future trends, edited by Carrie Forbes, Jennifer Bowers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Reimagining reference and research services for the twenty-first-century academic library / Jennifer Bowers and Carrie Forbes -- Part I. Collaboration: partnerships for lifelong learning : Step away from the desk: re-casting the reference librarian as academic partner / Michael Courtney and Angela Courtney -- The scholarly commons: emerging research services for graduate students and faculty / Merinda Kaye Hensley -- Part II. Diversity: meeting the information needs of a changing demographic : The rainbow connection: reference services for the LGBT community in academic libraries / Matthew P. Ciszek -- Reference services in a shifting world: other languages, other services / Valeria E. Molteni and Eileen K. Bosch -- As needs change, so must we: a case study of innovative outreach to changing demographics / Li Fu -- Part III. Technology: reference service beyond the library walls : Roving reference: taking the library to its users / Zara Wilkinson -- Connecting questions with answers / Ellie Dworak and Carrie Moore -- Part IV. Assessment: does reference make a difference? : Transforming reference services: more than meets the eye / Kawanna Bright, Consuella Askew, and Lori Driver -- Dialogic mapping: evolving reference into an instructional support for graduate research / Corinne Laverty and Elizabeth A. Lee -- Does the reference desk still matter?: Assessing the desk paradigm at the University of Washington Libraries / Deb Raftus and Kathleen Collins -- Part V. Professional competencies: skills for a new generation : From ready reference to research conversations: the role of instruction in academic reference service / Melanie Maksin -- Necessities of librarianship: competencies for a new generation / Danielle Colbert-Lewis, Jamillah Scott-Branch, and David Rachlin -- Professional competencies for the virtual reference librarian: digital literacy, soft skills, and customer service / Christine Tobias -- Marketing for digital primary research: expanding reference services / Peggy Keeran
Control code
ocn889185027
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 240 pages ;
Isbn
9781442244528
Lccn
2014031996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
charts, illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)889185027
Label
Rethinking reference for academic libraries : innovative developments and future trends, edited by Carrie Forbes, Jennifer Bowers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Reimagining reference and research services for the twenty-first-century academic library / Jennifer Bowers and Carrie Forbes -- Part I. Collaboration: partnerships for lifelong learning : Step away from the desk: re-casting the reference librarian as academic partner / Michael Courtney and Angela Courtney -- The scholarly commons: emerging research services for graduate students and faculty / Merinda Kaye Hensley -- Part II. Diversity: meeting the information needs of a changing demographic : The rainbow connection: reference services for the LGBT community in academic libraries / Matthew P. Ciszek -- Reference services in a shifting world: other languages, other services / Valeria E. Molteni and Eileen K. Bosch -- As needs change, so must we: a case study of innovative outreach to changing demographics / Li Fu -- Part III. Technology: reference service beyond the library walls : Roving reference: taking the library to its users / Zara Wilkinson -- Connecting questions with answers / Ellie Dworak and Carrie Moore -- Part IV. Assessment: does reference make a difference? : Transforming reference services: more than meets the eye / Kawanna Bright, Consuella Askew, and Lori Driver -- Dialogic mapping: evolving reference into an instructional support for graduate research / Corinne Laverty and Elizabeth A. Lee -- Does the reference desk still matter?: Assessing the desk paradigm at the University of Washington Libraries / Deb Raftus and Kathleen Collins -- Part V. Professional competencies: skills for a new generation : From ready reference to research conversations: the role of instruction in academic reference service / Melanie Maksin -- Necessities of librarianship: competencies for a new generation / Danielle Colbert-Lewis, Jamillah Scott-Branch, and David Rachlin -- Professional competencies for the virtual reference librarian: digital literacy, soft skills, and customer service / Christine Tobias -- Marketing for digital primary research: expanding reference services / Peggy Keeran
Control code
ocn889185027
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 240 pages ;
Isbn
9781442244528
Lccn
2014031996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
charts, illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)889185027

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