Reference and Information Services Section Conference Session in Columbus!

Connecting Reference to the Wider Community Reference and Information Services librarians are key players in communities' access to information.

When

16 August 2016

Where

Columbus, Ohio

Description

RISS Announces Congress Session for Columbus!

The Reference and Information Services Section of IFLA will host our congress program on Monday, August 16 from 9:30-11:30 am.

Reference and Information Services librarians are key players in communities' access to information. Libraries have differing mandates, but all share an interest in expanding their reference, research, and information services. Regardless of type of library—public, academic, government, research institute, art, medical, law, school, and corporate—providing reference is a core activity. Reference, however, is changing. In this session, we look for best practices in connecting with unserved or under-served communities, innovative programmes to contact new user groups, and new roles that connect reference with the wider community. Perhaps your library is developing links with strategic partners outside the library or collaborating with the private sector or reaching out to non-library users in a creative fashion or seeking to embed librarians other places in the organization. Share your experiences and insights during the World Library and Information Congress in Columbus Ohio

Programme, Reference and Information Services

Last update: 16 May 2018