>>> " (:) Just wondering. Would we expect our physician or accountant or minister to teach us to fish? >>> I would think that the main issue would be status of our relationship. When we go to a physician or accountant or minister we are the client to be served. Not students of health, finance, and theology. When we provide service to a "student" the status of our relationship is that of co-educator. If the student was given an assignment with the professor's intent that they learn how to do searching, then wouldn't it be unethical of them to have someone else do it ? If we are enlisted as a co-educator alongside of the professor then we have a responsibility to carry-on with the spirit and intent of the assignment. I believe that by helping too much we would otherwise be stunting their professional education; we would be doing them a disservice. -- Of course, if the lesson to be learned is that _if you need an article just ask your librarian to do your searches for you_, then the objective is easily learned. Todd -- Todd Puccio Director of Technical Services / Librarian Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division Library 3200 S. University Drive Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328 (954)262-3114 or ext 2-3114 [log in to unmask] -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Deane, Paul Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2013 12:10 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Positive indication - learning to fish? (:) Just wondering. Would we expect our physician or accountant or minister to teach us to fish? Thanks, Paul Deane Alexian Brothers Medical Library 800 Biesterfield Rd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 [log in to unmask] I think this goes to the old adage of teaching a person to fish rather than handing that fish over and sating their hunger for one day rather than giving them the tools that last a lifetime. I would much rather provide the tools and help the student hone them. Just my two cents' worth. CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email message and any accompanying data or files is confidential and may contain privileged information intended only for the named recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient(s), you are hereby notified that the dissemination, distribution, and or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you receive this message in error, or are not the named recipient(s), please notify the sender at the email address above, delete this email from your computer, and destroy any copies in any form immediately. Receipt by anyone other than the named recipient(s) is not a waiver of any attorney-client, work product, or other applicable privilege.