On Saturday morning, representatives from several publishers met with public and academic librarians at ALA Midwinter to discuss trends and practices in reference work today. The panel was moderated by LJ‘s Henrietta Thornton-Verma, Reference Editor; and Francine Fialkoff, Editor-in-Chief.
Joining them were Jennifer Pfau of ABC-CLIO, Stephen Rhind-Tutt of Alexander Street Press, Frank Menchaca of Cengage Learning, Carol Helton of Credo, Brian Duncan of EBSCO, Rebecca Seger of Oxford University Press, Rod Gauvin of Proquest, Rolf Janke of SAGE, and Lisa Nachtigall of Wiley. Librarians Therese Nielsen of Huntington Public Library, NY; Sue Polanka of Wright State University, OH; and Barbara Bibel of Oakland Public Library, CA added the librarian perspective to the conversation.
For more, see the full story at “ALA Midwinter 2012: Round Table Addresses Competing Demands on Reference Staff and Resources“