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And I would add that often times on this list serve I am amazed at some of
the ridiculously easy questions that are asked. If only a little internet
search was conducted first, many could find their own answers. It's not
that I don't want to help (I often do), but we are supposed to be experts
at finding stuff! Locate and bookmark those index  and database sites that
usually are a better portal for finding your answers.
Dennis Hollingsead

Gail Smith wrote:

> On Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at 09:54 AM, kaTe wrote:
> > what would be the difference in asking a librarian for help in a
> > library or
> > asking a librarian for help online?
> >
> > kate :)
> >
> There should be no difference in whether the librarian asked for
> assistance is real or virtual.  My only problem with answering the
> question for the original poster is similar to what Linda Fox expressed
> in her response.  If she is asking us for help now, and we give it to
> her, bypassing her need to learn how to find that information, what
> will she do when she is at the library desk and someone comes to her,
> expecting help.  If she is to become the expert, she needs to learn to
> do these relatively straightforward searches for herself...... Etc.....

Dennis Hollingsead
Administrative Assistant to VP for Academic Administration
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI 49104
Graduate Student
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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