Reference and Information Services Section

Division: Library Services

The Reference and Information Services Section will address all aspects of reference work, in all types of libraries, in all regions of the world. Current interests encompass the new electronic environment and the resulting changes in reference work, the future role of reference work, and the quality of reference services.

Future investigation, discussion, and programming will focus on:-

  • User-centered reference services
  • Organization, education and staffing of reference services
  • Ethics and the provision of high quality service
  • The impact of social media and mobile technologies on reference and information services
  • Reference collections in a digital world
  • Changing business models from publishers for provision of reference information
  • Marketing/Visibility of library reference services
  • Providing a forum for information on the nature of reference work in different parts of the world

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Dernière mise à jour: 10 juin 2021

Latest News

RISS Call for Papers for IFLA 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The IFLA Reference and Information Services Section is seeking proposals to present a workshop style session "Reference and Information Services Shifting Gears."

26 Janvier 2018

Joint RISS/IT Call for Papers for 2018 IFLA Satellite at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Reinventing Reference with Technology Transformations A Joint Satellite Meeting of Reference & Information Services and Information Technology Sections

26 Janvier 2018

RISS/IT Joint Satellite Meeting Registration is OPEN

The website to register for "Innovation and the User Experience: Evaluating and Implementing Discovery Systems" is live.

22 Mai 2017