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ERIC Number: EJ925708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-8959
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A