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January 2007 Volume 7, Number 1

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Salary Compression: A Time-Series Ratio Analysis of ARL Position Classifications

    Scott Seaman

    Although salary compression has previously been identified in such professional schools as engineering, business, and computer science, there is now evidence of salary compression among Association... More

    pp. 7-24

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  2. Assessing Library Skills: A First Step to Information Literacy

    Joanna M. Burkhardt

    As part of the University of Rhode Island Libraries' "Comprehensive Plan for Information Literacy," a three-credit class in the skills and concepts of information literacy was first offered in the ... More

    pp. 25-49

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  3. Information Literacy and Technology: An Examination of Some Issues

    Ann Grafstein

    The literature on information literacy often assumes that there is an inherent link between the need for information literacy and what is commonly referred to as the information explosion. This... More

    pp. 51-64

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  4. User Preferences in Reference Services: Virtual Reference and Academic Libraries

    Joel Cummings, Lara Cummings & Linda Frederiksen

    This study examines the use of chat in an academic library's user population and where virtual reference services might fit within the spectrum of public services offered by academic libraries.... More

    pp. 81-96

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