ERIC Number: EJ925708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Reference Communities: Applying the Community of Practice Concept to Development of Reference Knowledge
Miller, Robin E.
Public Services Quarterly, v7 n1-2 p18-26 2011
Communities of practice offer reference librarians a conceptual model through which to develop and maintain general and subject specific knowledge. Reference librarians acquire general and subject-specific knowledge in many ways, sometimes independently and sometimes collaboratively. Applying the concept of the "community of practice" to reference librarians may inform understanding of how librarians can work together to build knowledge and develop professionally.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Reference Services, Librarians, Concept Teaching, Library Education, Professional Development, Inquiry, Learning Strategies, Educational Strategies, Training Methods, Training Objectives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Media Staff
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