There’s a great article in the April 9th Washington Post by Jenna Johnson about how Reference Librarians are underutilized by students when they need to write a research paper.  Jenna points out that Reference Librarians can “help [students] get started, even if [they] don’t understand [their] topic”, are “Google experts”–that is they can point students to such useful tools as Google Scholar and show them how to do a more precise search, and “have access to information that [they] didn’t even know existed.”  I’m a student’s “secret weapon”–I like it!  I make it crystal clear during my information literacy sessions with students that I am available for them every step of the way for their research.

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