1 January 2012
WLIC 2012 theme of open session: Generation Google needs us
The Reference and Information Services Section's (RISS) will hold a 2-hour Open Session at the World Library and Information Congress in Helsinki, Finland in August 2012.
Theme: Generation Google needs us: new roles for visibility in the digital age for information & reference services
Main themes to be explored during the Session include
- How to help patrons who don't know they need help? Reaching out to the digital generation.
Re-humanizing the Information service: are reference librarians the
missing link? Embedding information services in the digital age.
How do we transform our users' computer savvy into the ability to use
and evaluate information efficiently, effectively, and ethically?
- What information skills will be needed in 2012 and beyond?
- How will the relationship and collaboration between librarians and users change?
- How do we transform and integrate reference and information literacy into new models of instruction and service?
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