Reference & User Services Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 4, Summer

Best Bibliographies in History: RUSA History Section Bibliography and Indexes Committee
Each year the History Section's Bibliography and Indexes Committee continues its project to honor outstanding book-length English-language bibliographies in the field of history. It is our goal to encourage both the work of scholars in the bibliography...
Community, Identity, and Literature
"Literature does belong in essential ways to place, and always invokes place to speak its fullest voice."--Eudora Welty, 1997 (1) "Building community, character, and citizenship ..."--Georgia Humanities Council, 2004 (2) Effective builders of...
Currency for Coin and Paper Money Resources: Building a Numismatics Collection
This issue's guest columnist became interested in coins when he was a child, pulling them from pocket change and plugging them into holes in a coin folder. While interest in this hobby waned as he became older, Van de Streek rediscovered this passion...
Fourth Down and Two to Go
The summer issue of Reference & User Services Quarterly provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the past year, to thank the many contributors to RUSQ, and to assess how well we are meeting the journal's purpose: "to disseminate information...
Internet Subject Guides in Academic Libraries: An Analysis of Contents, Practices, and Opinions
This article describes a research project to determine the uniqueness of Internet subject guides among Association of Research Libraries academic libraries. The authors examined guides in four subject areas (philosophy, journalism/communication, astronomy,...
Librarians without Borders: Reaching out to Students at a Campus Center
The Outpost Services Team was created at Rutgers University Libraries by the New Brunswick Libraries' Information Services Steering Group to study the demand for services at locations outside the physical library buildings. Upon the recommendation...
Recommended Readers' Advisory Tools: Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) Readers' Advisory Committee
"Do you know who else writes like Tim LaHaye? I have read all of the Left: Behind series and am looking for a new author." "I just want a good book to read; what would you suggest?" "I need to read a novel that is set in medieval England, and...
Rethinking Online Instruction: From Content Transmission to Cognitive Immersion
As faculty make greater use of Web-based instruction, pedagogical strategy sometimes evolves from the transmission of content to the creation of interactive courses that immerse students in the cognitive style of the discipline. One technique associated...
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