The Reference Librarian and the Implications of Mediation
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|Format:||Hardback, 196 pages|
|Other Information: ||references|
|Published In: ||United States, 10 November 1992|
This volume discusses the reference librarian's role as a connecting link between query and the resources that provide a resolution, or between an idea and its realization. "The Reference Librarian and the Implications of Mediation" should help librarians become successful mediators by learning how to provide answers or resources. It should also assist them in understanding the physical surroundings, the social or educational context and the ethical, political and economic climate in which the process takes place. These chapters interpret mediations in its broadest terms to explore diverse topics including traditional mediation, the impact of information technologies and the need for a human context. Chapters also discuss the increasingly diverse group of library patrons requiring mediation services.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Traditional Mediation: The Librarian as Mediator; The Reference Librarian as Information Intermediary; Back to Basics; Mediation in Reference Service To Extend Patron Success. Part 2 Mediation and the Electronic World: Books and Screens, Readers and Reference; Electronic Reference Services; Response to Swan and Evans. Part 3 Specialized Mediation: Information and Research Support Services; Paraprofessionals at the Reference Desk; Breaking Through; Unequal But Appropriate Service; Mediation and Schemata Theory in Meaningful Learning; The Dialogue Between Composition Teachers and Reference Librarians. Part 4 Mediation and Accuracy: The Reference Librarian as Mediator. Part 5 The Economy and Its Influence: Mediation in a Shrinking Information Economy. Part 6 The Mediator as Guardian: Academic Librarians and Mediation in Controversial Scholarly Communication.
|Publisher: ||Haworth Press Inc|
|Dimensions: ||22.15 x 15.80 x 2.06 centimetres (0.49 kg)|