Friday, April 09, 2010

A Reference Librarian is a "Secret Weapon"

What a great article from the Washington Post's "Campus Overload" blog about reference librarians being a student's "secret weapon" when working on a research paper.

I would also add that we are great at lowering stress levels. By the time students come to us, they are often so stressed out about the information they need to find. Many have already tried, and some have even become convinced there's nothing on their topic. However, we're willing and able to help, and we won't stop until we find them something.


reyn said...

"secret weapon"? "won't stop until we find something"?

Does that mean you're... Terminators?

Kate said...

Reyn, you have a very active imagination.

However, if you'd like to continue in that vein, I suggest you read Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson. :)

reyn said...

I've been looking for that one!

Anonymous said...

You're absolutely right, and thanks for sharing the article!