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This slideshow examines the role of Google and various Google tools (circa 2008) in reference librarianship. It looks at the ways in which Google can be an active and equal participant in the reference interview and help with various kinds of ill-formed questions.


This slideshow accompanied presentations at Columbia University, Simmons College, Brooklyn Public Library, Pratt Institute, and the International Library Information and Analytical Center's Crimea 2008 Conference. It is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution license.