The Emerging Reference Paradigm: A Vision of Reference Services in a Complex Information Environment

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The emerging reference paradigm in a complex, technologically-rich information environment tends toward a more proactive, more deliberate blending of the conservative and liberal philosophies of reference, a new balance between the two. As key agents in the advancement of society and culture, libraries must recognize the value of community and the social… (More)

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@article{Fritch2001TheER, title={The Emerging Reference Paradigm: A Vision of Reference Services in a Complex Information Environment}, author={John W. Fritch and Scott B. Mandernack}, journal={Library Trends}, year={2001}, volume={50} }