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Libraries in the Contact Zone: On the Creation of Educational Space
Reference & User Services Quarterly
  • James Elmborg, University of Iowa
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The “contact zone” has emerged as an important concept for understanding cultural difference in educational institutions. This article explores the usefulness of the contact zone as a guiding principle for academic librarianship. It suggests that by using contact-zone theory, librarians can develop a more reflective educational practice. Contact-zone theory is described and its implications for librarianship are explored.
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Reference & User Services Quarterly, 46:1 (2006), pp. 56-64.

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James Elmborg. "Libraries in the Contact Zone: On the Creation of Educational Space" Reference & User Services Quarterly Vol. 46 Iss. 1 (2006) p. 56 - 64 ISSN: 1094-9054
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