Librarians at the State Library of Victoria answer complex reference questions for patrons everyday, whether it be onsite, via email or on the phone.
After years of experience with the questions people bring to the collection, reference librarians have developed over forty library guides looking at specific research topics.
Each libguide gives background information on the topic and the Library’s holdings, key resources and related web links.
Recently published guides include:
- Children’s literature
- Aboriginal people and family history
- Water in Victoria
- Melbourne post-war photography
- History of the State Library of Victoria
And if you’re wondering what a reference librarian at the State Library does when they get an inquiry, here’s a video about the process.