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Authors: Duggan,James E.,

Title: The new reference librarian: Using technology to deliver reference services

Publication Full: Legal Reference Services Quarterly

Year: 2001 Volume: 19 Issue: 4-Mar

Start Page: 195 Other Pages: 202

Descriptors: REFERENCE librarians, LIBRARIANS, REFERENCE services (Libraries), REFERENCE sources, INFORMATION resources, TECHNOLOGY,


This article will explore the world of the ''new reference librarian'' and examine how advances in technology have changed forever the way reference librarians interact with both patrons and reference sources. Special attention will be paid to the current uses that reference librarians make of technology to deliver reference assistance to remote users, along with a section on whom a reference librarian is expected to serve today. Finally, predictions for the future of reference librarians will be provided, including suggestions for new librarians entering the field. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]; Copyright of Legal Reference Services Quarterly is the property of Haworth Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)


M3: Article; Duggan, James E. 1; Email Address: duggan@siu.edu; Affiliations: 1: Professor and Director of Information Technology, Southern Illinois University School of Law Library, 1150 Douglas Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901-6803 Source Info: 2001, Vol. 19 Issue 3/4, p195; Thesaurus Term: REFERENCE librarians; Thesaurus Term: LIBRARIANS; Thesaurus Term: REFERENCE services (Libraries); Thesaurus Term: REFERENCE sources; Thesaurus Term: INFORMATION resources; Subject Term: TECHNOLOGY; Number of Pages: 8p. Document Type: Article

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Publisher: Haworth Press

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Issn Isbn: 0270319X