1 January 2012

WLIC 2012 theme of open session: Generation Google needs us

The Reference and Information Services Section's (RISS) will hold a 2-hour Open Session at the World Library and Information Congress in Helsinki, Finland in August 2012.

Theme: Generation Google needs us: new roles for visibility in the digital age for information & reference services

Main themes to be explored during the Session include

  • How to help patrons who don't know they need help? Reaching out to the digital generation.
  • Re-humanizing the Information service: are reference librarians the
    missing link? Embedding information services in the digital age.
  • How do we transform our users' computer savvy into the ability to use
    and evaluate information efficiently, effectively, and ethically?
  • What information skills will be needed in 2012 and beyond?
  • How will the relationship and collaboration between librarians and users change?
  • How do we transform and integrate reference and information literacy into new models of instruction and service?

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