Reference & User Services Quarterly
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.
Published Article/Book Citation
The article was published in Reference & User Services Quarterly, 46:1 (2006), pp. 56-64.
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