Online searcher education and training: Options and opportunities

Linda Friend

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Reference librarians face an increasingly complex work environment, with much of the complexity driven by the rapid expansion of electronic technologies. Staff development and continuing education must be considered a high priority as databases change and proliferate in online, CD-ROM, and other forms. This article discusses the common types of online training currently available, outlines some things to include or think about when developing in-house programs, and covers some special elements to consider when end users are the potential trainees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-132
Number of pages14
JournalReference Librarian
Issue number30
StatePublished - Oct 8 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences


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