Rethinking Reference for Academic Libraries: Innovative Developments and Future Trends

Rethinking Reference for Academic Libraries: Innovative Developments and Future Trends

By: Carrie Forbes (author), Jennifer Bowers (author)Paperback

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Rethinking Reference for Academic Libraries: Innovative Developments and Future Trends, 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.

About Author

Carrie Forbes, Associate Dean for Student and Scholar Services, heads the public service units of Penrose Library at the University of Denver including reference, circulation, interlibrary loan, and reserves. She serves as the library liaison/subject specialist to Education, University College, The Women's College, and the Writing Program. Carrie's publications and presentations include a co-authored article in Reference Services Review on Penrose Library's Research Center which was selected for the ALA RSS Reference Research Review 2010 annual bibliography, a co-authored book chapter on analyzing usage statistics of reference-based online guides, and a recent paper presentation at the Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Libraries in Limerick, Ireland on measuring the effectiveness of research consultations in an academic libraries. Jennifer Bowers is Associate Professor, Social Sciences Librarian, University of Denver. She is co-editor of the Scarecrow Press series, Literary Research: Strategies and Sources, and the co-author of three volumes in the series. She has also published the co-authored article, "The Research Center: Creating an Environment for Interactive Research Consultations" that was selected for the ALA RSS Reference Research Review 2010 annual bibliography, in addition to two book chapters about interdisciplinary research and teaching with digital archival materials.


Acknowledgements Introduction Collaboration: Partnerships for Lifelong Learning 1 Step Away from the Desk: Re-casting the Reference Librarian as Academic Partner Michael Courtney and Angela Courtney 2 The Scholarly Commons: Emerging Research Services for Graduate Students and Faculty Merinda Kaye Hensley Diversity: Meeting the Information Needs of a Changing Demographic 3 The Rainbow Connection: Reference Services for LGBT Community in Academic Libraries Matthew P. Ciszek 4 Reference Services in a Shifting World: Other Languages, Other Services Valeria E. Molteni and Eileen K. Bosch 5 As Needs Change, So Must We: A Case Study of Innovative Outreach to Changing Demographics Li Fu Technology: Reference Service Beyond the Library Walls 6 Roving Reference: Taking the Library to Its Users Zara Wilkinson 7 Connecting Questions with Answers Ellie Dworak and Carrie Moore Assessment: Does Reference Make a Difference? 8 Transforming Reference Services: More than Meets the Eye Kawanna Bright, Consuella Askew, and Lori Driver 9 Dialogic Mapping: Evolving Reference into an Instructional Support for Graduate Research Corinne Laverty and Elizabeth A. Lee 10 Does the Reference Desk Still Matter? Assessing the Desk Paradigm at the University of Washington Libraries Deb Raftus and Kathleen Collins Professional Competencies: Skills for a New Generation 11 From Ready Reference to Research Conversations: The Role of Instruction in Academic Reference Service Melanie Maksin 12 Necessities of Librarianship: Competencies for a New Generation Danielle Colbert-Lewis, Jamillah Scott-Branch, and David Rachlin 13 Professional Competencies for the Virtual Reference Librarian: Digital Literacy, Soft Skills, and Customer Service Christine Tobias 14 Digital Primary Resources Peggy Keeran Index About the Authors

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  • ISBN13: 9781442244528
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 262
  • ID: 9781442244528
  • weight: 395
  • ISBN10: 1442244526

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