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Librarians as reflective practitioners

Abstract:

This chapter gives a brief overview of reflective practice in general terms and its potential practical relevance for the information professional. Some examples are given of changes made as the result of applying the principles of reflective practice. The changes resulting from reflective practice, while being informative in other situations, are not necessarily transferable in their original form.

Key words

reflective practice

information professionals

librarians

changes to services

What is meant by reflective in this context? The Oxford English Dictionary (2004) defines reflection as ‘the action of turning (back) or fixing the thoughts on some subject meditation deep or serious consideration’ ...

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