Have You Read the Summer 2014 RUSQ? Don’t Miss It!

Have you accessed the most recent issue of Reference and User Services Quarterly, (RUSQ)?
RUSQ, the research journal of RUSA, is hosted by Metapress; to access the journal, you need to set up an account with Metapress. Specific instructions for this setup can be accessed here and also found at the RUSA website under “Communications: RUSQ.”

As always, I hope that this issue of RUSQ will have something of interest for everyone. In some column highlights, RUSA Past 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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