[Libs-Or] What are reference desks called these days?

Hope Leman hleman at samhealth.org
Tue Aug 23 18:05:15 PDT 2011

Hi, all. I am just curious as to whether it is a librarian-led movement or pressure from non-librarians to rename what used to be reference desks. I just called the called the Oregon State University Valley Library to find out its summer hours after being confused by the wording on the Web site:


which said "Learning Commons Information Desk." As a patron, I got very befuddled and asked, "Is this what used to be the reference desk?" I wonder if other patrons are equally confused by these terms.

Hope Leman, MLIS
Research Information Technologist
Center for Health Research and Quality
Samaritan Health Services
815 NW 9th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330
(541) 768-5712

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