Thursday, August 13, 2015

CFP: Reference in the Digital Age (The Reference Librarian)

For a special issue of The Reference Librarian , on the general topic of Reference in the Digital Age, the editors are seeking submissions that address questions such as these:  Do we need print reference collections at all?  Should we always retain a core of print reference materials?  Are open-access resources sufficient to answer most, or all reference questions?  Can new reference librarians be trained to understand the structure of the literature of various fields without access to print collections?  Is Reference itself an outdated or superfluous function in an age when so much can be accessed online without an intermediary?

Please query the editors if you have ideas for articles on these or related questions.  Be sure to copy both editors on all messages: and  Deadline for initial submissions is December 1, 2015.  --William Miller and Rita Pellen, editors