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In the past few years, as technology has radically changed how we find and use information resources, library staff have begun to notice significant generational differences in the information-seeking behavior of library patrons. These frequent observations at the reference desk and in library instruction classes planted the first small seeds of our interest in this topic. Internet sites and online articles about generational differences are plentiful and focus on a wide range of subjects, such as learning styles, social behaviors, moral values, technological skills, marketing, communication, and workplace performance.


Conflict of generations; Intergenerational relations; Reference services (Libraries); Reference sources


Collection Development and Management | Communication Technology and New Media | Information Literacy | Library and Information Science | Other Communication

Publisher Citation

Skarl, S., & Lowe, S. (2009). Talkin’ ‘bout my generation: Exploring age-related resources. College and Resource Libraries News, 70 (7), 400-403.

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