Document Type


Publication Date

January 2016

Publication Title

Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group/Medical Library Group Southern California Association Joint Meeting


Library and Information Science


This study focuses on library employees’ reference question coding accuracy. Employees were asked to code questions using the Warner Scale both before and after a library-wide training session on reference question coding. Initial results indicate that the training session had little impact on overall accuracy, but improvements were seen in specific employee demographic groups and for coding between specific question levels. Future efforts will focus on developing a more effective training model for all library employees.