If the effect of bibliographic instruction is to create a more self reliant library user and information seeker, does this mean that bibliographic instruction programs lead to a decline in the demand for reference services? This research analyzes the data for 83 ARL academic libraries over a six year period. A regression equation fitted the data. Each student receiving bibliographic instruction increased the reference demand by two to seven questions.


Bibliographic Instruction, Reference

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Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 3(January 2003): 35-39.

Date of this Version

January 2003