Impact Of Emerging Technologies On Reference Service And Bibliographic Instruction

Impact Of Emerging Technologies On Reference Service And Bibliographic Instruction

by Gary Pitkin


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Impact Of Emerging Technologies On Reference Service And Bibliographic Instruction by Gary 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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313293658
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/30/1995
Series: Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science Series , #87
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents


Identifying Emerging Technologies by George Machovec

Implications of New and Emerging Technologies on Reference Service by Johannah Sherrer

Implications for Bibliographic Instruction by Harvey Sager

The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Library Clientele by John C. Tyson

People, Organizations, and Information Technology: Facing the Millennium by Delmus E. Williams

Preparing for the Technological Future by Charles B. Lowry

Impact on the Library School Curriculum and Methods of Teaching by Thomas D. Walker

Information Transfer, Information Technology, and the New Information Professional by Herbert K. Achleitner

Impact on the International Development of Librarianship by Charles Wm. Conaway


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