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Dear RUSA Members and RUSQ Subscribers,
My goal for the journal is for it to be a useful tool for librarians interested in the intersection of theory and practice of reference librarianship in all its forms and in all types of libraries. This issue features columns everything from mobile technology and organic farming to library labs and information literacy assessment. Feature articles discuss reference competencies, consumer health, finding public policy papers, and gender and reading. I think that this issue of RUSQ reflects the breadth of interests and challenges that face RUSA members, and I hope that all readers will find something valuable here.
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In this issue…
For Your Enrichment, ed. Barry Trott
Mobile Academic Libraries: A Snapshot
Rebecca Jackson, Guest Columnist
From the President of RUSA, Mary Pagliero Popp
Technology, Lifelong Learning, and I (or We)
Taking Issues, eds. Karen Antell and Molly Strothmann
Should Libraries Be Run Like Businesses?
Andrea Berstler and Tracy Nectoux, Guest Columnists
Accidental Technologist, ed. Eric Phetteplace
Mackenzie Brooks and Margaret Heller, Guest Columnists
Readers’ Advisory, ed. Laurel Tarulli
RA Training: “Getting Started with Readers’ Advisory”
Lynne Welch, Guest Columnist
The Alert Collector, ed. Kelly Myer Polacek
Organic Farming—A Research Guide
Florian Diekmann, Guest Columnist
Management, ed. Marianne Ryan
Making the Leap: One Librarian’s Experience
Michelle Guittar, Guest Columnist
Information Literacy, ed. Lisa O’Connor
Information Literacy Assessment: Keep It Simple, Keep It Going
Larry Sheret and John Steele, Guest Columnists
Significantly Different? Reference Services Competencies in Public and Academic Libraries
Laura Saunders and Mary Jordan
Database Support for Public Policy Paper Location
Differing Perceptions of Public Librarians and Users in Assessing and Developing Korean Consumer Health Information
Adult Reading Habits and Preferences in Relation to Gender Differences
From the Committees of RUSA
Best Historical Materials 2012
RUSA History Section Historical Materials Committee
Karen Antell, Ed.
Tammy J. Eschedor Voelker, Ed.