In the Belly of the Whale: What Reference Collections Look Like in the 21st Century

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Title: In the Belly of the Whale: What Reference Collections Look Like in the 21st Century
Author: Jackson, Millie
Abstract: What are the stories we tell ourselves and our patrons about the changing landscape of reference? How do we change the traditional story to reflect the new reality and relieve frustration and struggles that come with change? The session will provide time for discussion.
Description: Millie Jackson is Collection Development Librarian at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. She has also been the head of periodicals and a cataloger at GVSU. Prior to coming to GVSU, she worked in special collections and rare books at Oklahoma State University, Michigan State University and at the University of Michigan. She spent last year on sabbatical at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN where she studied storytelling. She is working on a thesis on storytelling in higher education.
Type: Presentation
Date: 2006-03-23
Contributor: Grand Valley State University
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Resources
Online reference sources
Reference collections
Library patrons
Computer use

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