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“What students need from reference librarians: exploring the complexity of the individual consultation”

What’s involved in individual research consultations away from the reference desk @CRLn

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Information literacy at the reference desk

Reference interactions are just as an essential component to info lit instruction as one-shot lessons. Read… @ACRLog

“Rethinking reference and instruction with tablets”

This (chapter fr. Library Technology Reports) gives a quick overview of tablets and their popularity, then considers the role they are playing in the evolution of reference and instructional services in the academic library… Read on Related: Preparing for iPad implementation & Integrating tablets into library services

“Using the iPad for reference services”

The multi-function use of the iPad makes it ideal for reference. It is a mobile catalog, a fully featured Web browser, a calculator, an eBook reader … a video chat tool and much more. @CRLn Read on

Not just problem solving but problem identification

Increasingly problem identification is becoming a skill necessary for students to master as they move into a world and economy built on creativity and innovation. @InformationTyrannosaur Read more …

“Why first year college students select online research resources as their favorite”

Via Research, Rhetoric and Rambling @First Monday Read article

The simple power of finding stuff out

Musings on the first-year research paper. @Library Babel Fish Read more …


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