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Answered By: Hugh Rendle Last Updated: Aug 28, 2015 Views: 6
Librarians have masters degrees in information studies and are specialists in information retrieval and subject analysis. They are familiar with the web, library databases and developing search strategies to help people find the information they need. Most professors at Tyndale have doctoral degrees in their disciplines and are specialists in their areas of expertise.
Reference librarians are familiar with assisting students with research assignments at Tyndale. They know where you should be searching for information. They can suggest time saving search strategies and are happy to teach you how to use various sources effectively. Librarians are generalists and can assist you in finding information across many different fields of study.
As a subject specialist, your professors know their specific subject areas better than a librarian likely would. They have also given you your assignment so they are the best ones to ask about what is expected. Sometimes your instructor will give you minimal guidance because they want you to figure things out on your own. Librarians assist students with many types of assignments and may offer general assistance in interpreting the requirements if the instructor is not available.
Librarians and professors work together to develop library collections that will be useful to students in their research. We are work together to help you to be successful in your studies.