Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Library Philosophy and Practice

Publisher

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Libraries

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

This paper draws on theories of societal transformation, specifically the information society and postmodernism, to pinpoint challenges and offer concrete advice for re-envisioning reference services in the academic library, including traditional reference work and formal library instruction. Rather than acting as experts to whom all patrons should defer, reference librarians should serve as helpful guides and fellow explorers of the information universe.

Comments

Originally published by the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Libraries. Originally published online through the Library Philosophy and Practice journal.

 
 

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