Impact Of Emerging Technologies On Reference Service And Bibliographic Instruction

Impact Of Emerging Technologies On Reference Service And Bibliographic Instruction

by Gary M. Pitkin
     
 

Information technologies are having a profound impact on the ways libraries are providing traditional services. This book identifies emerging technologies and assesses their impact on two distinct yet interdependent entities, library service and library education. While other publications identify technologies and speculate on applications, this volume focuses on

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Overview

Information technologies are having a profound impact on the ways libraries are providing traditional services. This book identifies emerging technologies and assesses their impact on two distinct yet interdependent entities, library service and library education. While other publications identify technologies and speculate on applications, this volume focuses on the impacts of information technology on several aspects of librarianship.

The book first delineates emerging technologies and their impact on reference services and bibliographic instruction. It then discusses the resultant restructuring of reference services and the relationship between librarians and patrons. Bibliographic instruction is presented as a new paradigm based on the imperative that no faculty member should teach and no student should graduate without being fully information literate. The work also discusses staffing, organization, and financial support, and the structural and political placement of the library within the parent organization.

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Booknews
Nine essays explore how new technologies are changing both the service offered by libraries and education in library science. Among the topics are the impact on library clientele, organizations, school curriculum, teaching methods, the role and nature of the professional, and the international development of librarianship. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313293658
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1995
Series:
Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science Series, #87
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

GARY M. PITKIN is Dean of Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado. He has presented more than 35 papers and seminars and serves as an international consultant on information management and technology, library automation and networking, operational costs and management, and organizational change and behavior. He has authored or edited over a dozen books and articles related to higher education, academic librarianship, and information management and serves as the editor of Technical Services Quarterly.

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