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ERIC Number: EJ1094303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-2522
Reference Desk Is Not Dead Yet: A Perspective from the National Medical Library of Cuba
Arroyo, Sonia Santana
Community & Junior College Libraries, v21 n1-2 p41-51 2015
There persists an intense debate on whether or not the traditional reference desk should be in academic libraries. Yet, despite many anti-desk studies, the place of the reference desk still remains. This paper aims to review the current significance of the reference desk for some libraries, as well as the importance of choosing the proper reference model that fits each institution. Furthermore, it points out that eliminating or reforming the reference desk requires careful analysis by both librarians and administrators. The paper also characterizes reference service at the National Medical Library of Cuba.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cuba
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