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Reference "Back up"

Madison Public Library serves as the Resource Library for the System.  If you need help with a reference question, contact them at 608-266-6350 or via their email form

Reference Questions

Reference Questions and Statistics



Best Free Reference Web Sites (from RUSA/MARS)

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

RUSA blog (RUSA)  

Guidelines for Reference Performance (from ALA/RUSA)

Reference and User Services Quarterly (from ALA/RUSA)

Information on Specific Topics

Jobs and Careers (made possible by LSTA grant, 2009)

For more information about Reference, contact Jean Anderson.