ERIC Number: EJ570533
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Working the Reference Desk.
Genz, Marcella D.
Library Trends, v46 n3 p505-25 Win 1998
Examines historical reasons for the reference desk and workers to establish how reference work has been circumscribed, describes how it has evolved, and attempts to define perimeters between tasks and duties of paraprofessionals and professionals. Highlights the Williamson Report (1923) on training for library services and considers how practices of reference work have been treated in textbooks. (PEN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue topic: "The Roles of Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Nonprofessionals: A View from the Academy."