Abstract

International students and scholars on campuses in the United States constitute a complex, diverse, and rapidly growing population that must be served effectively by academic libraries. This article examines cultural differences with a focus on communication processes and styles, and recommends ways to accommodate cross-cultural differences in information services. The article includes a survey of relevant literature and draws on the results of a series of focus groups conducted at Harvard University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Portland State University, and one of the annual conferences of the American Library Association.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-7131
Print ISSN
1531-2542
Pages
pp. 207-216
Launched on MUSE
2002-04-01
Open Access
No
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