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Title:The Potential to Transform: Information Behavior Theory and Reference Service Professional Education
Author(s):VanScoy, Amy; Julien, Heidi; Harding, Alison
Subject(s):Professional education
Reference and information service
Information behavior theory
Abstract:Information behavior is a critical research area for informing research and information services. The growth of information behavior research over the past few decades has resulted in theories, models, and concepts that can transform thinking about reference and information service. This study explores the extent to which these theories, models, and concepts have been integrated into reference professional education through a syllabus study and interviews with instructors. Preliminary results indicate that inclusion of information behavior theories, models, and concepts remains limited and suggests that a transformation in reference professional education is yet to come.
Issue Date:2020-10-13
Series/Report:Education of Information Professionals
Information Services
Information Practices
Information Needs
Information Seeking
Information Use
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-10-09

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