Published! Reference and User Services Quarterly, Volume 52, Issue 3

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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.

As always, I am interested in hearing back from readers, so please contact me with your thoughts on ways to make RUSQ even more valuable.

Barry Trott
Editor, RUSQ

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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
          Library Labs 
          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
          Qiana Johnson
Differing Perceptions of Public Librarians and Users in Assessing and Developing Korean Consumer Health Information
          Younghee Noh
Adult Reading Habits and Preferences in Relation to Gender Differences
          Kate Summers


From the Committees of RUSA
          Best Historical Materials 2012
          RUSA History Section Historical Materials Committee
          Professional Materials
          Karen Antell, Ed.
          Reference Books
          Tammy J. Eschedor Voelker, Ed.

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