The reference interview provides a number of opportunities for Christian librarians to model the integration of faith and learning. When conducting reference interviews, librarians may have the chance to: 1) show a willingness to go the extra mile, 2) provide users with tools for seeking information successfully, 3) discuss information ethics, 4) exhibit openness to different points of view, and 5) demonstrate commitment to seeing individuals as God does. Ultimately, the reference interview can be a means to demonstrate that the life of the mind and the life of the spirit can (and should) be inextricably intertwined for a Christian scholar.
Paris, Lee Anne Ph.D.
"Faith and Learning in the Reference Interview,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 52
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol52/iss1/8