Reference & User Services Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 44, 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...
Beyond Classroom Construction and Design: Formulating a Vision for Learning Spaces in Libraries
In the last decade, changes in technology have transformed the way users approach learning and use of the library. Wireless access, laptops, PDAs, and plasma displays are only a few of the developments that have had an impact on the way students conduct...
Building Lead-Free Communities
Disclaimer: Individuals seeking information about non-emergency health issues frequently consult a library to gather information before they seek assistance from a health care provider. When these situations rise, librarians must state that they can...
Bullseye: Targeting the Greatest Challenge to the Vision of Our Adult Library Readers Today, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, with Helpful Information
The intent of this column is to assist librarians helping a growing percentage of aging library users who have been diagnosed with macular degeneration. More than one million adults suffer from this eye disorder, and it is the leading cause of new...
Digital Reference Research: Fusing Research and Practice
This article presents the Digital Reference Research agenda developed as a result of a three-day symposium at Harvard University. It shows how the research agenda ties directly to digital reference and library practice and argues that research and...
Into the Home Stretch: A Review of Volume 44
The summer issue of Reference & User Services Quarterly is an annual opportunity to reflect on the past year, to thank RUSQ's many contributors, and to assess how well we are meeting the journal's purpose: "to disseminate information of interest...
Library Anxiety in the Electronic Era, or Why Won't Anybody Talk to Me Anymore? One Librarian's Rant
Decreasing statistics reported by reference librarians in academic libraries reflect the fact that fewer patrons are approaching the librarian at the reference or information desk in the library. (1) The Association of College and Research Libraries'...
"Reading as a Contact Sport": Online Book Groups and the Social Dimensions of Reading
Book groups have always been a popular way for readers to come together to share thoughts and ideas. As the online world has continued to expand, book discussions have made their way into this new medium. Now rather then being limited to members who...
The Design and Interpretation of Unobtrusive Evaluations
If one sets aside the specifically unobtrusive aspect of unobtrusive evaluation, what one has is nothing more than a standardized test. To be valid, such a test must administer the same questions to each subject, and its proper use is for measuring...
Author Advanced search

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.