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Reference Renaissance 2010 Plenary Panelists’ Summaries at LJ

For those of you who missed the Reference Renaissance 2010 conference, the latest issue of Library Journal has an article with summaries of the talks the four plenary panelists gave during the Focusing on the User Experience session.  There are … Continue reading

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Update – Sorry – Reference Renaissance Conference Presentations are no longer available.

Update – it appears all the materials from both BCR sponsored Reference Renaissance Conferences have been removed from the web and are no longer available 😦 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – … Continue reading

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Calling All Reference Librarians!

Wow!  We just posted the program for Reference Renaissance 2010: Inventing the Future  and if you’re a reference librarian, no matter what type of institution you work at, this is the conference for you.   With more than fifty-five panels, papers, reports from the field and workshops, … Continue reading

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Lightning Rounds at Reference Renaissance 2010 Conference

If you’ll be attending the Reference Renaissance: Inventing the Future conference in Denver August 8-10, be sure to sign up for a lightning round and tell us in 5 minutes what you’ve been doing at your library.

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Reference Renaissance 2010 Registration Now Open

I’m delighted to announce that registration for the Reference Renaissance: Inventing the Future conference is now open.  It promises to be a wonderful learning and networking opportunity.  The 2008 conference was a huge success with 70 sessions and nearly 500 attendees … Continue reading

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Don't Forget the Schools

A colleague of mine, Lisa Holmberg, recently gave me some data from a small study by Horizon High School library staffers, Jennifer Alevy and Sara Poinier, showing huge increases in students’ use of reliable resources after library instruction. I’d originally considered being a school … Continue reading

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Health Reference

The College of DuPage did a teleconference this week on health reference.  Reference librarians in particular should take note as the speaker, Debra Kakuk Smith, said that just 27% of people go to a health specific site when researching a medical problem … Continue reading

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REFolution 6

Frances O’Brien of West Virginia University gave her talk on Janus at the Reference Desk: Rethinking Reference Revisited.  She quotes Johanna Drucker in her 4/3/09 article in Chronicle Review – Blind Spots: Humanists must plan their digital future – where … Continue reading

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REFolution 5

  Joe Murphy from Yale University’s talk was Sending out an SMS: Exploring Reference via Text Messaging with Mobile Devices. He sees SMS (Short Message Service) as an enhancement rather than a replacement for traditional reference services. He uses ChaCha … Continue reading

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REFolution 4

    Pat Dawson, Rider University and Kate McGivern, Bergen Community College presented Have Laptop Will Travel: Experiences of a Field Librarian.   A week before Pat started this program she did house calls to faculty (which gave her good … Continue reading

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