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Summary of Current Activities--MOR

Management of Reference (Reference Services Section, RUSA)

Summary of Current Activities

Winter/Spring 2012

The Management of Reference Committee held a Discussion Forum on Management of Reference on Saturday, January 21, at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas.

Two topics were discussed:

1) Draft revision of the Guidelines for Behavioral Performance of Reference and Information Service Provider. This spring we will seek RSS and RUSA approval for the revised Guidelines.

2) Revision of the Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarian; it has been suggested that this document be divided into two sets of competencies: the first for managers of reference; the second for those who do front line reference, but are not responsible for managing the reference unit.


William Weare, Chair

Management of Reference Committee