What does rousing reference discussions entail?   It requires each student to come to class prepared to share their professional reading on four topics with the class.  For each of the four topics, you will need to perform a literature search; locate and read at least 3 articles from your research and prepare a descriptive annotation and a summarization of your thoughts for each article.  To facilitate each discussion, be prepared to share one of the 3 articles with the class.  Assignments should be turned in following each class discussion.

The Four Topics are:

1. Friday, March 17:        Burnout of reference librarians
2. Saturday, March 18:    “Gaining cooperation” or marketing of reference services.
3. Friday, April 14:      The increasing complexity of reference work.
4. Friday, April 15:      Reference service:  What does the future hold?