From: Charles W. Bailey, Jr. <cbailey@uh...> - 2005-03-26 18:56:17
Reference Services Review
is publishing a special issue on the roles that reference
librarians play in establishing and supporting institutional repositories.
The issue is shaping up well, with contributions primarily from US
authors; however, we would be very interested in getting
a few more papers that discussed the pioneering developments in
this area in Australia, Canada, and the UK. A prior call resulted
in one Canadian submission, but, even through time is short due to publication
deadlines, we would like to try one more time. If your
university has an operational IR and you would be interested
in quickly writing a paper (within two to three weeks), please
contact RSR Editor, Dr. Ilene Rockman (irockman@...),
as soon as possible.
Below are some topic ideas:
1. Do reference librarians act as change agents promoting IRs to faculty,
especially if they are also subject liaisons?
2. How do reference librarians integrate IRs into their information
literacy efforts in instructional and one-one-one interactions?
3. What special reference tools do reference librarians construct
to assist IR users, or how are IR materials integrated into existing
tools on Web sites, portals, or other technologies?
4. Have IRs changed reference librarians' jobs in unexpected ways?
Of course, you may well have other ideas about
the impact of IRs on reference functions, and they would also
Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Digital Library
Planning and Development, University of Houston,
Library Administration, 114 University Libraries,
Houston, TX 77204-2000. E-mail: cbailey@...
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