Revista Română de Biblioteconomie și Știința Informării = Romanian Journal of Library and Information Science 2021-03-12T12:30:20+02:00 Angela Repanovici Open Journal Systems <p><em>Revista Română de Biblioteconomie și Știința Informării/Romanian Journal of Library and Information Science </em>(ISSN 2559-5490, ISSN-L 1841-1940, DOI: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl=";q=;source=gmail&amp;ust=1503558792476000&amp;usg=AFQjCNF6Y6ynQQOTkuk7-gkvx4tWTWArlw"></a>) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, edited since 2005 by the Romanian Library Association, as one of the main Romanian serial publications in this field. Starting with 2017, <em>RRBSI </em>became an e-only, open access journal.</p> Volunteering in libraries: survey on Romanian public libraries 2021-02-06T20:54:51+02:00 Mihai Constantinescu Alina Danciu Dana Haimana <p>Libraries are a natural hotspot for volunteer work, they can act as both beneficiaries and organizers of volunteers and their work. Volunteer programs in the libraries cover an important range of possibilities, from basic library work (moving books, assisting users that need help) to specialized activities (language courses, computer courses, specialized activities with persons with disabilities) and everything in between.</p> <p>This study aims to offer an overview of the situation regarding volunteer work in Romanian public libraries. It seeks to find out whether and how the county libraries and the two national libraries use volunteers.</p> 2021-03-12T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Romanian Library Association Interview with Delia Pantea, librarian in charge with methodological assistance, „Gheorghe Sincai" County Library Bihor 2021-02-11T22:53:41+02:00 Mihai Constantinescu 2021-03-12T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Romanian Library Association Redefining the reference librarian in the university environment 2020-12-09T15:12:57+02:00 Lenuța Ursachi <p><em>The reference librarian and the services provided hold more than ever the attention of users at the “Dun?rea de Jos” University Library of Galati (DJULG). The Internet, technology and struggle for survival left a significant mark on both librarians' skills and reference services in the new context of the information society. In order to align with new trends in librarianship and to respond effectively to the increasingly complex demands of users, the reference librarians had to move beyond the traditional and reinvent themselves. As a result, new skills have been acquired and new services emerged in the information landscape of the university library.</em></p> <p><em>The paper examines the evolution of the reference services at DJULG over the last ten years, emphasizing the changes of the librarian profile in this area. The variety of information sources, the emergence of new information technologies, the movement on open access have been the main elements that contributed to the professional development of the reference librarian and the implementation of new models of services for users. The case of the university library in this study reveals different profiles of the reference librarian: researcher, educator in information literacy, bibliometrician, wikilibrarian, digital resources manager, reference manager etc. Not far from the truth, we can say that the reference librarian became a chameleon, from the perspective of information evolution and ensuring sustainable library services.</em></p> 2021-03-12T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Romanian Library Association