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The Future of Librarianship in Science and Technology Libraries

Roth, Dana L. (2010) The Future of Librarianship in Science and Technology Libraries. Sci-Tech News, 64 (Issue ). pp. 6-9. ISSN 0036-8059.

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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.

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Roth, Dana L.0000-0002-3821-3808
Additional Information:A paper delivered at the Future of Science Librarianship Contributed Papers session at the 2010 Annual Conference of the Special Libraries Association.
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Subject Keywords:Science Technology Librarianship
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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:
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Deposited On:06 Jan 2011
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