CONTENTS:- 1. Libraries and Reference Services; 2. Digital Age and Electronic Serials; 3. Special Types of Materials: Selection and Acquisition; 4. Reference Services and Instruction; 5. Search Strategies for Information; 6. Electronic Reference Services.
It is remarkable to note that Reference librarianship- the professional speciality that has reference service as it focus- had its origins in the second half of the nineteenth century, partially in response to one of that era's most important accomplishment: the spread of education. As more people were educated, educational institutions grew in size, and the size and complexity of libraries grew as well.