Libraries in the Contact Zone

James Elmborg

Abstract


The “contact zone” has emerged as an important concept for understanding cultural difference in educational institutions. This article explores the usefulness of the contact zone as a guiding principle for academic librarianship. It suggests that by using contact-zone theory, librarians can develop a more reflective educational practice. Contact-zone theory is described and its implications for librarianship are explored.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/rusq.46n1.56

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