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How Critical Is Reference?

Zeth, a member of my emerging leaders cohort, sent this to our listserv today:

How critical is reference to the survival of libraries? Should the
library profession do more to promote reference services? In less than a
minute you can tell us what you think about reference services.

Let us know what you think at: http://surveys.lrs.org/respond.php?sid=50

It doesn’t take long and is interesting.  Please do Zeth a favor and take the survey!


If you use Outlook as your email client for email reference, try out Xobni.  This free product allows you to group emails by topic or sender, discover trends in email (time, date), and has many other great features.  Imagine being able to finally know when your heaviest email reference days and times are.  It could change the way you schedule desk time and more.