Reference and Information Services : An introduction  9781783302338
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Author: Kay Ann Cassell, Uma Hiremath
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-image: initialbackground-position: initialbackground-size: initialbackground-repeat: initialbackground-attachment: initialbackground-origin: initialbackground-clip: initial">Designed to complement everyintroductory library reference course this is the perfect text for studentsand librarians looking to expand their personal reference knowledge teachingfailsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific typesof questions to the best available sources regardless of format. Guided by anational advisory board of educators and practitioners this thoroughly updatedtext expertly keeps up with new technologies and practices while remaininggrounded in the basics of reference work. Chapters on fundamental conceptsmajor reference sources and special topics provide a solid foundationthetext also offers fresh insight on core issues including:</span><span style="font-size:12.0ptfont-family:" times="" new="" roman""serif""=""><o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><ul><li>ethicsreaders&#146advisory information literacy and other key aspects of referencelibrarianship&#160&#160</li><li>selectingand evaluating reference materials with strategies for keeping up to date</li><li>assessingand improving reference services</li><li>guidanceon conducting reference interviews with a range of different library usersincluding children and young adults</li><li>anew discussion of reference as programming</li><li>importantspecial reference topics such as Google search 24/7 reference and virtualreferenceand</li><li>deliveringreference services across multiple platforms.&#160</li></ul><p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-image: initialbackground-position: initialbackground-size: initialbackground-repeat: initialbackground-attachment: initialbackground-origin: initialbackground-clip: initial">As librarians experience achanging climate for all information services professionals in this bookCassell and Hiremath provide the tools needed to manage the ebb and flow ofchanging reference services in today&#146s libraries.</span><span style="font-size:12.0ptfont-family:" times="" new="" roman""serif""=""><o:p></span></p>|Designed to complement every introductory library reference course this is the perfect text for students and librarians looking to expand their personal reference knowledge teaching failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources regardless of format. Guided by a national advisory board of educators and practitioners this thoroughly updated text expertly keeps up with new technologies and practices while remaining grounded in the basics of reference work. Chapters on fundamental concepts major reference sources and special topics provide a solid foundationthe text also offers fresh insight on core issues including:ethics readers� advisory information literacy and other key aspects of reference librarianshipselecting and evaluating reference materials with strategies for keeping up to dateassessing and improving reference servicesguidance on conducting reference interviews with a range of different library users including children and young adultsa new discussion of reference as programmingimportant special reference topics such as Google search 24/7 reference and virtual referenceanddelivering reference services across multiple platforms.As librarians experience a changing climate for all information services professionals in this book Cassell and Hiremath provide the tools needed to manage the ebb and flow of changing reference services in today�s libraries.Read more

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