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Reading and the reference librarian : the importance to library service of staff reading habits

Author: Juris Dilevko; Lisa Gottlieb
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2004.
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"For reference librarians, technological competence has become the order of the day. Process-based training increasingly dominates many library and information science programs. This book suggests another approach to providing quality reference service: reading."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Juris Dilevko; Lisa Gottlieb
ISBN: 0786416521 9780786416523
OCLC Number: 53325339
Description: vi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Ideology and the deprofessionalization of the reference function --
Reading and reference work --
The importance of being current : how reading newspapers and magazines affects the work of academic reference librarians --
Developing a "reader's mind" : how reading nonfiction and fiction affects the work of academic reference librarians --
You can lead librarians to knowledge, but you can't make them think : factors affecting how and how much academic librarians read --
Being a jack-of-all-trades : how staying current affects the work of public library reference staff members --
Meeting the expectations of professors : the need for academic librarians to read and think as if they were researchers --
Reading as a species of intellectual capital.
Responsibility: by Juris Dilevko and Lisa Gottlieb.
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Reference service has become a matter of typing search terms into a library's online catalog or a web search engine and providing the patron with the results of the search. Calling for a  Read more...

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