Free Webinar: The Current State of Reference

How has the rapid evolution of digital tools and information access changed the reference landscape? What will reference look like in 2, 5, and 10 years?

Elisabeth Leonard, Market Research Analyst, SAGE

Elisabeth Leonard, Market Research Analyst, SAGE

Join us on Wednesday, March 19th for this free SLA PartnerTalk Webinar featuring Elisabeth Leonard, Market Research Analyst for SAGE.

Elisabeth will delve into the current state of reference today, and unveil the results of a SAGE study in North American special and academic libraries about numerous high-impact factors and challenges facing the information industry, including:

  • perceived level of awareness of information sources among patrons
  • reference budgets and budget challenges
  • the use of fee-based and free reference sources
  • factors that influence the purchase of reference produces
  • challenges facing the reference publishing industry
  • preference for electronic and/or print


When: Wednesday, 19 March, 1:30pm EST
COST: Free to SLA members. Not a member? Join today!
Sponsored by: SAGE

About the Sponsor:

SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. A privately owned corporation, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington, D.C.




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