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Reference and Information Services

Reference and Information Services Book
Author : Kay Ann Cassell,Uma Hiremath
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1555708595
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Search skills of today bear little resemblance to searches through print publications. Reference service has become much more complex than in the past, and is in a constant state of flux. Learning the skill sets of a worthy reference librarian can be challenging, unending, rewarding, and-- yes, fun.

Introduction to Reference and Information Services in Today s School Library

Introduction to Reference and Information Services in Today s School Library Book
Author : Lesley S. J. Farmer
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2014-03-27
ISBN : 0810887193
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Students come to the school library every day with questions ranging from “How many people live in China?” to “I need to find out how the Sun began for my science paper.” Helping students find the answers to their questions is one of the most important responsibilities school librarians have. In Introduction to Reference and Information Services in Today's School Library, one of America’s premier school library educators covers the A-Z of both reference and information services for today’s library. Everything from teaching students how to use sources to both in-person and virtual reference service is covered. A key feature of the text is an annotated bibliography of core print and electronic sources for elementary, middle, and high school collections. Yes, reference and information services are vital library functions in the digital age. Even students who appear to be tech savvy have trouble finding the right information efficiently - and knowing what to do with it. This book examines information needs and behaviors, and provides strategies for assessing and meeting the informational needs of the school community. The book also addresses the conditions for optimum service: physical access (including virtual access), effective interaction and collaboration, instructional design, and systematic planning. Newer issues such as embedded librarianship, curation,collective intelligence, and web 2.0 intellectual property are also addressed. This book introduces the entering professional, and updates practitioners, to current standards and useful strategies.

Reference and Information Services

Reference and Information Services Book
Author : Richard E. Bopp,Linda C. Smith
Publisher : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Updated to reflect the latest trends in reference services and the newest sources commonly used for reference work, this long-awaited book offers you a state-of-the-art view of the concepts, theories, and practicalities of reference work today. A host of specialists have contributed to the collection. This new edition includes more detailed discussion of a wider range of reference-related services including interlibrary loan, document delivery, and readers' advisory services. There is also increased attention to ethical issues and a stronger focus on user-centered services, both face-to-face and mediated by technology. In addition, the authors discuss Web sites of significant value to reference services and the impact of the Internet and World Wide Web on reference services. This carefully designed and readable text explains the essential theory and provides the practical knowledge necessary for an initial reference course. Its broad scope and organizational clarity will benefit students and practitioners.

An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries

An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries Book
Author : Elizabeth Connor
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-01-11
ISBN : 1136802487
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An introductory text on various aspects of reference services—that requires your students to think! An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries is a comprehensive textbook that presents compelling case studies and thought-provoking essays that teach the principles of reference services. Eighteen authorities from private and public academic libraries around the United States offer unique perspectives and solid information in an active learning format that requires students to think and learn. The book provides a stimulating starting point for those learning about planning, managing, and evaluating reference services. An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries is a valuable teaching resource that helps college teachers to move beyond traditional passive learning to more effective active learning. Each chapter’s interest-sparking activities and questions challenge students to dynamically search out solutions to specific problems. The text takes a broad, informative—and at times amusing—look at the foundations of reference services, using the uniquely creative activities and questions to make difficult topics such as virtual reference services, relational reference, academic portfolios, and reference cost calculators easy to learn. The book is thoroughly referenced, and many chapters include charts and special activities to help spark student engagement in the learning process. Over thirty tables and figures make complex information easy to access and understand. An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries includes discussions on: virtual information literacy tutorials the minimal and maximal models of reference functions—and the smooth transition to the triage model marketing strategies to attract male faculty the reference desk as impediment to accessibility relational reference virtual reference—including instant messaging and software issues guidance, assistance, and instruction of students reference assistance, outreach, and instructions maintaining high quality service—while maximizing the time of reference librarians collection development policies evaluating reference costs diversity librarians ranking on level with faculty positions the importance—and development—of teaching portfolios unusual library patrons and more! An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries is a stimulating teaching resource that is perfect for library school students, entry-level academic librarians, library support staff, mid-career librarians new to academic libraries, and library school faculty.

Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century Second Edition Revised

Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century  Second Edition Revised Book
Author : Kay Ann Cassell,Uma Hiremath
Publisher : ALA Neal-Schuman
Release : 2011-05-31
ISBN : 9781555707408
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This practical guide teaches failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources, regardless of format. Information on more than 300 sources has been updated to provide you high quality information.

The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries

The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries Book
Author : Lesley Farmer
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-01-31
ISBN : 1780631006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines the questions: how academic libraries provide value-added reference and information services in the digital age. It provides best practices from a global perspective. The book starts by looking at the information needs and info-seeking behaviours of university students and faculty. Then it examines the use cycle: consumer, instruction, and producer. It examines the resource cycle: collection development, instructor, maintenance. What are the essential elements of reference: orientation, instruction, collaborative planning, products? Focuses on information needs and information-seeking behaviours of academic library stakeholders (faculty, students, community) Focuses on technologies: impact on reference and information services (selection, access, interaction, instruction, administration), focusing on the human issues Emphasizes collaborative aspects of reference/info services (with faculty for program/course instruction, with computer services for digital integration, with other libraries for resource

Library Reference Services and Information Literacy Models for Academic Institutions

Library Reference Services and Information Literacy  Models for Academic Institutions Book
Author : Cordell, Rosanne M.
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2013-06-30
ISBN : 1466642424
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As classrooms and universities strive to adapt their instructional methods to an ever progressing technological age, it is imperative that academic libraries also revisit the ways in which reference and instruction services are organized and implemented. Library Reference Services and Information Literacy: Models for Academic Institutions not only advocates for a more intentional integration of reference and instructional services, but it also provides organizational background, staff objectives, and various successes and challenges that have already been experienced by real institutions. This publication is an important reference source for librarians, practitioners, and university leaders who wish to maximize the current utilization of their resources.

Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century

Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century Book
Author : Kay Ann Cassell,Uma Hiremath
Publisher : Neal Schuman Pub
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Identifying the resources in major subject areas and genres, this title it shows students how to approach the reference query by matching specific types of questions to the most appropriate format. It addresses reference management basics: selection and evaluation of material, management of the reference department, and future trends.

Numeric Data Services and Sources for the General Reference Librarian

Numeric Data Services and Sources for the General Reference Librarian Book
Author : Lynda Kellam,Katharin Peter
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-05-26
ISBN : 1780632592
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The proliferation of online access to social science statistical and numeric data sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Fact Finder, has lead to an increased interest in supporting these sources in academic libraries. Many large libraries have been able to devote staff to data services for years, and recently smaller academic libraries have recognized the need to provide numeric data services and support. This guidebook serves as a primer to developing and supporting social science statistical and numerical data sources in the academic library. It provides strategies for the establishment of data services and offers short descriptions of the essential sources of free and commercial social science statistical and numeric data. Finally, it discusses the future of numeric data services, including the integration of statistics and data into library instruction and the use of Web 2.0 tools to visualize data. Written for a general reference audience with little knowledge of data services and sources who would like to incorporate support into their general reference practice Combines information on establishing data services with an introduction to available statistical and numeric data sources Provides insight into the integration of statistics and data into library instruction and the social science research process

Information Brokers and Reference Services

Information Brokers and Reference Services Book
Author : Robin Kinder,William A. Katz,Bill Katz
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1988
ISBN : 9780866567305
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The contradictory yet complementary relationship between libraries and information brokers is examined in this stimulating volume. Since its escalation in the 1960s, information brokering has challenged the role of the library in society. Librarians discuss their concerns about information brokers--the impact of brokers on reference services, the competence of brokers, abuse of library services by brokers, and whether libraries should provide competing fee-based services. Brokers share their own view as “entrepreneurs,” providing background, offering advice, and explaining the risks involved in their business. This lively, often controversial discussion offers suggestions for improving relations between libraries and information brokers, while continuing to serve the public well.

Information and Referral in Reference Services

Information and Referral in Reference Services Book
Author : Marcia Stucklen Middleton,Bill Katz
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1988
ISBN : 9780866566933
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book investigates a wide variety of situations and models which fall under the umbrella of information and referral. It examines traditional views in public libraries and library systems as well as descriptions of programs in nontraditional settings, such as academic libraries. A human services perspective is explored and research models are presented.

Reference and Instructional Services for Information Literacy Skills in School Libraries 3rd Edition

Reference and Instructional Services for Information Literacy Skills in School Libraries  3rd Edition Book
Author : Scott Lanning
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2014-05-28
ISBN : 1610696727
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Students need to be able to distinguish good information from bad. This book gives you the tools to transmit those essential skills to your students. • Covers theories of information behavior, models of information literacy, and provision of reference services in various mediums • Emphasizes reference and instructional services and examines the impact of the Common Core State Standards on reference services in schools • Explains how to conduct the reference interview

Expert Systems in Reference Services

Expert Systems in Reference Services Book
Author : Christine Roysdon
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780866568395
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Enhance your understanding of developments in expert systems related to reference work. This important new book introduces readers to expert systems applications in many areas of library and information science and presents design and implementation issues encountered by librarians who have developed early systems to address the library reference function. Systems for ready referenence, online database access, and enhancement of subject searching in online catalogs are all explored. Theoretical issues related to expert systems are balanced with descriptions of actual systems currently operating or under development. Reference librarians interested in computing and automation, library managers and administrators, as well as teachers and students in library schools, will be fascinated by this account of how expert systems are helping to make the expertise of the reference librarian available in a more consistent and timely fashion and reduce the burden of repetitive, predictable questions for the professional.

INFORMATION SOURCES SERVICES AND SYSTEMS

INFORMATION SOURCES  SERVICES AND SYSTEMS Book
Author : GURDEV SINGH
Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Release : 2013-01-10
ISBN : 8120346394
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reference and information services are considered an important activity of a modern library. This comprehensive and student-friendly book discusses in detail different types of information and reference sources and services, such as encyclopaedias, directories, yearbooks, dictionaries, geographical sources, biographical sources, statistical sources and handbooks. The book is organised into four parts. Part I deals with various types of information sources such as documentary and non-documentary sources. Part II discusses different types of reference services, organisation of reference section and the role of the librarian in the digital age. Part III describes the wide range of information service such as Current Awareness Service (CAS) and Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI). Part IV provides an overview of important information systems such as National Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT) and International System for Agricultural Science and Technology (AGRIS). The book is intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of library science. Besides, it will also be very useful for librarians, information scientists, and information professionals. Salient Features Deals with both theoretical and practical aspects of information sources and services. Discusses various types of information sources and services keeping in view the latest trends and developments in the field. Presents the concepts related to information sources and services in a systematic and accessible way.

Reference Services and Technical Services

Reference Services and Technical Services Book
Author : Gordon Stevenson,Sally Stevenson
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1984
ISBN : 9780866561747
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learn how to provide more effective library service by relying more heavily on collaboration between reference and technical services librarians.

Opportunities for Reference Services

Opportunities for Reference Services Book
Author : Bill Katz,William A. Katz
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9781560241379
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Here is a refreshing new book that takes a unique look at the many aspects of reference librarianship. Written by reference librarians for reference librarians, this new volume explores the changing roles of reference services and offers advice and practical ideas to guide librarians through the increasingly tangled maze of duties being thrust upon the reference staff. Although the everyday work of the reference librarian is often taken for granted, these insightful chapters illuminate the essential service performed by the reference librarians as they facilitate access to information for a wide variety of users. Furthermore, this book helps reference librarians face the future by examining the technological and service developments that will challenge their profession. Opportunities for Reference Librarians addresses unique reference problems such as making use of the telephone as an information gathering tool, selecting reference material for the interdisciplinary field of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER), and helping non-law students with legal research. The fascinating anecdotes and encouraging discussions will be invaluable to reference library professionals for years to come. This important book covers a wide variety of topics of interest to reference librarians. Topics related to information systems are examined such as the limitations of end-user online services, and an evaluation of the Library of Congress Information system. Authoritative contributors make recommendations on how to design services to coordinate with the new technology and how to change librarians’roles so they can assist people in using these systems.

Reference Service

Reference Service Book
Author : S. R. Ranganathan
Publisher : Ess Ess Publication
Release : 2006-04-01
ISBN : 9788170004653
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Works of Dr. Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (S.R. Ranganathan) need no introduction. They are renowned not because they cover certain facet of library and information science, but because they have been written by the father of library science in india, Dr. Ranganathan. These library science classics have been reprinted to make Dr. Ranganathan's work available to the current generation of librarians and for those to come."

Reference Sources and Services for Youth

Reference Sources and Services for Youth Book
Author : Meghan Harper
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-05-31
ISBN : 9780838916421
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Reference Sources and Services for Youth book written by Meghan Harper, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Finance Budget and Management for Reference Services

Finance  Budget  and Management for Reference Services Book
Author : Ruth A. Fraley,Bill Katz
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-12-06
ISBN : 1000757722
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The library budget, a topic of primary importance to the reference librarian, is thoroughly examined in this book, first published in 1988. Experts offer insightful suggestions for reference librarians to understand and take responsibility for budget issues, directly and indirectly. They address the ability to explain the budget - which actually entails explaining the collection, the services, and the process in place for managing the fiscal resources - a necessary skill for any reference librarian faced with looming budget cuts. Providing quality services on a limited budget is also explored. The contributors provide helpful essays on convincing the parent agency to provide adequate support, setting goals and priorities, generating revenue, and more.

Legislative Reference Services and Sources

Legislative Reference Services and Sources Book
Author : Kathleen Low,Peter Gellatly
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9781560248910
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Here is the first introductory guide to all aspects of providing legislative reference services. Unlike special libraries which deal with one specific discipline, legislative reference bureaus must deal with a full spectrum of subject areas and meet the unique needs of elected and appointed officials and their staffs. This guide helps librarians find the best current resources and services to answer the varied demands for information typical of legislative reference libraries. Legislative Reference Services and Sources facilitates the work of legislative librarians and makes them confident so that they can supply legislators and their staffs with the information needed to effectively examine, draft, or enact legislation of benefit to the public. No other book on the market provides such a comprehensive overview of legislative reference services. Author Kathleen Low acquaints librarians with over 100 sources useful in responding to information requests from legislators. A wide range of valuable topics are covered that will help legislative reference librarians meet the information demands of legislators and lawmakers including: an overview of essential reference services needed by legislators and their staffs specific protocols and forms of etiquette to observe when promoting services to elected and appointed officials over 100 frequently consulted titles in legislative references the usefulness of online resources how to recognize special services and sensitivity warranted by patrons and the services and responses to expect in return Legislative Reference Services and Sources addresses the legislative reference services commonly provided, promotion of services, the librarian/client relationship, client expectations, the ethics of responding to certain requests, and the core resources used in legislative reference requests. It is an invaluable tool for beginning level legislative librarians, public services librarians, and state and federal agency librarians who need an introduction to this unique type of information service.