The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries
  • Release Date : 31 January 2007
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Categories : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 160 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780631004
  • ISBN 10 : 1780631006
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Synopsis : The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries written by Lesley Farmer, published by Elsevier which was released on 31 January 2007. Download The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi 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