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ERIC Number: EJ880028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0276-3915
"Librarian's Anxiety"? How Community College Librarians Feel about Their Reference Desk Service
Powers, Anne
Community & Junior College Libraries, v16 n1 p54-70 2010
A survey of community college librarians in California reveals that the nature of reference service required of them, limitations on budget, staffing, technical support, resources, decision-making ability, and professional development opportunities, affect their professional attitudes. Librarians see reference service as primarily a teaching role. They experience "librarian's anxiety" when their teaching effectiveness is eroded, and satisfaction when their role is fulfilled. Librarians want clarification of practical uses of Web 2.0 applications. Community college librarians need better ways to articulate their teaching role to their institutions at large. Survey findings indicate that a larger, formal study of the topic is merited. (Contains 8 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California