The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries
  • Release Date : 31 January 2007
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 160 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780631004
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Download or read book entitled The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries by author: Lesley Farmer which was release on 31 January 2007 and published by Elsevier with total page 160 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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? Focuses on information needs and information-seeking behaviours of academic library stakeholders (faculty, students, community) Focuses on technologies: impact on reference and information services (selection, access, interaction, instruction, administration), focusing on the human issues Emphasizes collaborative aspects of reference/info services (with faculty for program/course instruction, with computer services for digital integration, with other libraries for resource