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Narrowing the field: using qualitative approaches to explore specific areas of interest

Abstract:

A review of certain topics that are often a challenge for librarians, and how these might become part of a research agenda. The chapter includes discussions of library anxiety, disruptive technology, and the role of the library website.

Key words

library anxiety

disruption

library website

qualitative approaches

Some library and information service-related challenges are elusive, others have been in the air for a very long time, and librarians and information professionals everywhere have experienced them at some point. This chapter will review a handful of some of the most common, and still pressing, service-related challenges facing librarians, ...

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