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Information Literacy in the Reference Environment: Preparing for the Future

WithHannelore B. Rader

The academic information environment is changing greatly as we enter the millennium. These changes are affecting libraries and specifically, reference services. In the past and even in recent times librarians have been concerned with library orientation, library instruction and bibliographic instruction. Now they have to worry about teaching students and others viable information and computer skills to cope effectively in the information society. Reference work as practiced this century will undergo major changes in the electronic information environment and the teaching of effective information skills will become a very important component of reference services. The challenges thus presented to academic librarians will be great but success in this area will mean effective professional survival. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-342-9678. E-mail address: <[email protected]> Website: <http://www.haworthpress.com>]