Roth, Dana L. (2010) The Future of Librarianship in Science and Technology Libraries. Sci-Tech News, 64 (Issue ). pp. 6-9. ISSN 0036-8059. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechLIB:2011.001
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Librarians, especially subject specialists in academic sci-tech libraries, appear to be facing a very perilous predicament. Two of their major job responsibilities, developing subject collections and providing face-to-face reference service, are in rapid decline. Budget cuts, publisher packages for books and a transition to cost-per-use evaluations for journal subscriptions all clearly diminish the need for active collection development. Meanwhile, because of changes in information-gathering habits, users increasingly approach reference librarians as a last resort.
|Additional Information:||A paper delivered at the Future of Science Librarianship Contributed Papers session at the 2010 Annual Conference of the Special Libraries Association.|
|Group:||Library System Papers and Publications|
|Subject Keywords:||Science Technology Librarianship|
|Official Citation:||Roth, Dana (2010) "The Future of Librarianship in Science and Technology Libraries," Sci-Tech News: Vol. 64: Iss. 3, Article 4. Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/scitechnews/vol64/iss3/4|
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|Deposited On:||06 Jan 2011|
|Last Modified:||16 May 2014 21:19|
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