Now available! Reference and User Services Quarterly, Volume 53, Number 4! (Summer 2014)

Welcome to RUSQ 53:4 (Summer 2014). As folks are getting ready for ALA, I hope that everyone going has a good conference. I will be attending Annual, and would be happy to talk to anyone with questions or comments about RUSQ while there. Or, please feel free to email me with your thoughts about the journal (

As always, I hope that this issue of RUSQ will have something of interest for everyone. In some column highlights, RUSA President Kathleen Kern’s final column looks at change in library settings; “Readers’ Advisory” raises some thoughtful questions about what we mean when we talk about reading; and in the Management column, we get an inside look at the vendor/librarian relationship from someone who has worked on both sides of the divide; and the “Accidental Technologist” examines discovery services . Our feature articles include two pieces on text services, a fascinating look at ambiguity in relation to user questions, and a novel method for teaching information evaluation. There is a fascinating history of RUSA’s business reference section (BRASS), great reading and listening selections from the RUSA Literary Awards, and of course there are the great reviews that you come to expect from the journal.

Please let me know what you would like to see in the journal and if you are interested in writing for RUSQ.

Barry Trott
Editor, RUSQ

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RUSQ Summer 2014

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