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Title:Advocacy for bibliographic instruction: A challenge for the future
Author(s):Saia, David
Subject(s):Library orientation
Decision making
Abstract:Advocacy is the act of being a proponent for something. In the context of bibliographic instruction (BI) in the academic library, advocacy means working to see that the BI program is a productive part of the library program. The role of the BI advocate is examined in this light, given the enormous changes facing higher education and academic libraries, including increased social diversity, financial pressures, and technological change. In order for a BI program to be successful, careful attention must be paid to the essential elements of a BI program by the BI advocate. The work of several scholars is studied to develop an understanding of what these essential elements are. One of the most significant tasks the BI advocate must undertake is building a commitment to BI among the library staff. Reasons for resistance to BI are examined, and strategies to counter them are discussed. A review of professional literature on marketing BI to user groups in the academic community is conducted.
Issue Date:1995
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:Saia, David. "Advocacy for Bibliographic Instruction: A Challenge for the Future." Katharine Sharp Review, no. 1 (1995).
Series/Report:Katharine Sharp Review ; no. 001, Summer 1995
Rights Information:Copyright 1995 is held by David Saia
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-07-20

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