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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Reference_Library

The Toronto Reference Library is located at 789 Yonge Street, one block north of Bloor Street, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Formerly the Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library, the name was changed in 1998 when it was incorporated into the Toronto Public Library system.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library

A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a ... Libraries often provide public facilities for access to their electronic resources and the Internet. Modern libraries ...... A reference library does not lend books and other items; instead, they must be read at the library itself. Typically ...

www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/01435129010141477

The development of reference services in public libraries is described and the importance of standards accentuated. The need for proper marketing and ...

www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/71322-we-need-to-talk-about-reference.html

Aug 26, 2016 ... The reference desk area inside the Pomona Public Library, ca.1900. One year ago, columnist Brian Kenney wrote a piece for PW titled “Where ...

www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/68019-for-future-reference.html

Sep 11, 2015 ... But virtual reference in public libraries never took off like we expected it to. In public libraries today, the service draws little interest from patrons ...

lancasterpubliclibrary.org/reference-policy

Simply defined, reference service is the assistance given to someone seeking information. The library reference staff strive to meet the informational, educational ...

americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2012/06/13/community-reference-making-libraries-indispensable-in-a-new-way

Jun 13, 2012 ... Community reference involves sending librarians out into the .... Stronger: Public Library Contributions to Local Economic Development report.

www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02763877.2014.910742

Jul 1, 2014 ... With staffing and funding shortages and rapidly changing expectations from patrons, what is actually happening at the reference desk in today's ...

www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01930820902832421

May 15, 2009 ... Public and academic libraries continue to have a vital role in providing reference services. As more and more information is only available in ...