Document Type


Medical Subject Headings

Libraries, Hospital


Library and Information Science


This article identifies librarians’ perceptions of challenges providing reference services in the context of mental health. The reference interview will be discussed in context of mental health questions. Topics discussed include the reference interview process, ethics and barriers to information access and challenges of the reference interview. The information included in the article is based on discussions held at National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region consumer health classes held in 2004.


Citation: Michelle L. Eberle. (2005). Librarians' Perceptions of the Reference Interview. Journal of Hospital Librarianship Vol. 5, Iss. 3, p. 29-41. DOI 10.1300/J186v05n03_03. Link to article on publisher's website



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