Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

20 p.

Publication Date

Fall 2001

Publisher

Johns Hopkins University Press

Source Publication

Library Trends

Source ISSN

0024-2594

Abstract

The emerging reference paradigm in a complex, technologically rich information environment tends toward a more deliberate blending of the conservative and liberal philosophies of reference. As key agents in the advancement of society and culture, librarians must recognize the value of community and the social context of information in providing services that support and enhance the full range of contemporary user needs.

Comments

Accepted version. Library Trends, Vol. 50, No. 2 (Fall, 2001): 286-305. Permalink. © Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. Used with permission.

Scott Mandernack was affiliated with Purdue University at the time of publication.

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