Document (#15435)

Author
Berger, C.
Title
Reference service : a thing of the past?
Source
The roles of reference librarians: today and tomorrow. Ed.: K. Low
Imprint
Binghampton, NY : Haworth
Year
1996
Pages
S.115-124
Series
Reference librarian; 54
Abstract
The philosophy of reference librarian-patron public service can be traced back to the ideas of Samuel Green, a reference librarian from the 19th century. With the advent of information technology and the dramatic changes in the economic, political and social fabric of the USA, this public service philosophy seems to have lost relevance and become a thing of the past. Argues that the traditional philosophy of public service has remained vital to overall reference service despite the information technology and other societal changes
Theme
Informationsdienstleistungen

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