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How does one learn of atrocities that have been committed, and are being committed, in remote corners of our planet The standard answer to this question would likely be, Consult the indexes to the leading components of the American establishment press, such as, for instance, The New York Times...
At the office, during the commute, even at home, it is likely that the topic of a conversation will turn to the Internet. Librarians are finding themselves increasingly drawn into this chaotic environmentsome willingly and some not. Using the Internet can be an intimidating and frustrating...
The following is an annotated list of materials dealing with information literacy including instruction in the use of information resources, research, and computer skills related to retrieving, using, and evaluating information. This review, the twentieth to be published in Reference Services...
To judge from the published literature, recent conference topics, or any listserv where academic reference issues are discussed, reference service reforms are in the air. A steady increase in the sheer number of users seeking reference help, driven largely by the proliferation of new information...
Thirtytwo years after he became Earlham College's director of libraries, Evan Farber retired on 30 June 1994. It was his seventysecond birthday but not a birthday present he welcomed. Evan loves his work and will continue to be of service to Earlham College.
Dynamic and effective reference librarians are the single most important factor in ensuring quality reference services in any library. The best reference librarians are intelligent and curious, have good social interaction skills, are knowledgeable about both reference practices and resources,...
Homosexuality and bisexuality have existed since the beginning of life itself, yet such expressions have been repressed by many societies, from Plato's Greece to Shakespeare's England to America in the 1990s. Likewise, contraceptive devices have been in existence for over 3,200 years, but their...
Research undertaken in photograph collections presents unique challenges, both for the researcher and for the librarian or archivist attempting to provide access. Unlike a book, which most frequently has a recognizable author andor title, a photograph is not easily described or indexed. The...
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