Reference and Information Services  An Introduction  5th Edition Book

Reference and Information Services An Introduction 5th Edition


  • Author : Linda C. Smith
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2016-08-29
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440836978

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Reference and Information Services An Introduction 5th Edition Excerpt :

Thoroughly updated, this is the essential guide to one of the most fundamental fields in the library profession. It links you—and through you, your patrons—to the significant changes that have occurred in reference and information sciences with emphasis on the growth of digital content. • Provides a comprehensive text edited by two highly regarded experts in reference and academic librarianship, Linda C. Smith and Melissa A. Wong, with chapters written by some of the best minds in the library science field • Includes newly updated information that reflects today's realities in reference service with an indication of how reference service may be provided to meet changing patron needs in the future • Encompasses the effective use of print sources, free online sources, and fee-based sources • Features individual chapters that can be used for in-service staff training or in student course packs

Reference and Information Services Book
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Reference and Information Services


  • Author : Kay Ann Cassell
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2019-01-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838915684

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Reference and Information Services Excerpt :

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 foundation; the text also offers fresh insight on core issues, including ethics, readers' advisory, information literacy, and other key aspects of reference librarianship;selecting and evaluating reference materials, with strategies for keeping up to date;assessing and improving reference services;guidance on conducting reference interviews with a range of different library users, including children and young adults;a new discussion of reference as programming;important special reference topics such as Google search, 24/7 reference, and virtual reference; anddelivering 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.

Reference and Information Services  An Introduction  4th Edition Book
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Reference and Information Services An Introduction 4th Edition


  • Author : Richard E Bopp
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011-05-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 743
  • ISBN 10 : 9781598848175

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Reference and Information Services An Introduction 4th Edition Excerpt :

Reflecting the dramatic changes shaped by rapidly developing technologies over the past six years, this new fourth edition of Reference and Information Services takes the introduction to reference sources and services significantly beyond the content of the first three editions. In Part I, Concepts and Processes, chapters have been revised and updated to reflect new ideas and methods in the provision of reference service in an era when many users have access to the Web. In Part II, Information Sources and Their Use, discussion of each source type has been updated to encompass key resources in print and on the Web, where an increasing number of freely available sources join those purchased or licensed by libraries. A number of new authors are contributors to this new edition, bringing to their chapters their experience as teachers of reference and as practitioners in different types of libraries. Discussions of services in Part I integrate digital reference as appropriate to each topic, such as how to conduct a reference interview online using instant messaging. Boxes interspersed in the text are used to present scenarios for discussion, to highlight key concepts, or to present excerpts from important documents. Discussions of sources in Part II place more emphasis on designing effective search strategies using both print and digital resources. The chapter on selection and evaluation of sources addresses the changing nature of reference collections and how to evaluate new types of sources. Each chapter concludes with an updated list of additional readings to guide further study. A new companion website will provide links to Web-accessible readings and resources as well as additional scenarios for discussion and example search strategies to supplement those presented in the text.

Reference and Information Services  An Introduction  6th Edition Book

Reference and Information Services An Introduction 6th Edition


  • Author : Melissa A. Wong
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2020-04-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 748
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440868849

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Reference and Information Services An Introduction 6th Edition Excerpt :

This revised and updated sixth edition of Reference and Information Services continues the book's rich tradition, covering all phases of reference and information services with less emphasis on print and more emphasis on strategies and scenarios. Reference and Information Services is the go-to textbook for MSLIS and i-School courses on reference services and related topics. It is also a helpful handbook for practitioners. Authors include LIS faculty and professionals who have relevant degrees in their areas and who have published extensively on their topics. The first half of the book provides an overview of reference services and techniques for service provision, including the reference interview, ethics, instruction, evaluation and assessment, and services to diverse populations including children. This part of the book establishes a foundation of knowledge on reference service and frames each topic with ethical and social justice perspectives. The second part of the book offers an overview of the information life cycle and dissemination of information, followed by an in-depth examination of information sources by type-including dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, and abstracts-as well as by broad subject areas including government, statistics and data, health, and legal information. This second part introduces the tools and resources that reference professionals use to provide the services described in the first half of the text. Reference and Information Services is a recognized textbook for information retrieval courses and updates the previous edition Editors and contributors are experts in the field Activity boxes engage readers and invite them to reflect on what they are learning and practice skills through real-life exercises Conscious integration of critical theory and social justice perspectives offers critical reflection on the standards and practices of the field and encourages readers to consider alternate perspectives

The Portable MLIS  Insights from the Experts  2nd Edition Book

The Portable MLIS Insights from the Experts 2nd Edition


  • Author : Ken Haycock
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2017-12-07
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440852046

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The Portable MLIS Insights from the Experts 2nd Edition Excerpt :

In this update of the ideal introduction to the library profession, the core competencies of professional librarians are presented in 14 essays supplemented with foundational principles and context. • Updates a core textbook and introduction to the profession that will be useful for almost all LIS programs and new librarians • Brings together the work of authors who are experts in various core areas • Provides content based on an analysis of emerging trends and issues • Includes key resources for further reading

Understanding Human Information Behavior Book

Understanding Human Information Behavior


  • Author : Beth St. Jean
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538119143

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Understanding Human Information Behavior Excerpt :

This introductory textbook for undergraduate students in information science, information studies, computer science, and related disciplines provides an applied grounding in information behavior. The book positions information behavior as a foundational element undergirding all of the information and computer science disciplines and professions

Reference Reborn Book

Reference Reborn


  • Author : Diane Zabel
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN 10 : 9781591588283

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Reference Reborn Excerpt :

More than 30 stellar authors have contributed to these up-to-date essays on public services librarianship, including timely topics such as new service configurations, the impact of e-resources in reference and collection development, and innovative outreach. * Over 30 contributors, including established experts and the next generation of leaders in reference and public services librarianship * A subject index guides readers to topics of interest

The Collection Program in Schools  Concepts and Practices  5th Edition Book

The Collection Program in Schools Concepts and Practices 5th Edition


  • Author : Kay Bishop
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 2012-12-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610693721

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The Collection Program in Schools Concepts and Practices 5th Edition Excerpt :

This practical text provides all the information and direction beginning school librarians need to develop and manage multiformat collections. • Additional readings of current articles and helpful websites at the end of each chapter • An appendix containing a comprehensive listing of annotated resources • Sample forms for collection development policies and procedures

The School Library Manager  5th Edition Book

The School Library Manager 5th Edition


  • Author : Blanche Woolls
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2013-12-09
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610696104

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The School Library Manager 5th Edition Excerpt :

This very readable text is updated to encompass the new role of school librarians in managing the digital world in libraries. • Presents up-to-date information and thorough revisions of a well-established and popular textbook • Highlights the teaching role of today's school librarian • Emphasizes the newest AASL standards, the Common Core standards, and the management of 21st-century digital and virtual libraries and collections • Supplies comprehensive coverage of current issues in school library media center administration

Online Searching Book

Online Searching


  • Author : Karen Markey
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-01-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538115091

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Online Searching Excerpt :

Online Searching is your complete guide to becoming a superstar searcher, wielding advanced searching features, strategies, and tactics for answering questions on any topic under the sun as well as finding answers in trusted, quality sources.

The Faithful Librarian Book

The Faithful Librarian


  • Author : Garrett B. Trott
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2019-08-29
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476671161

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The Faithful Librarian Excerpt :

What do Christianity and librarianship have in common? Netherlands Prime Minister and theologian Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) was among the first in the modern era to attempt to rejoin the dichotomy of sacred vs. secular study when he said, "no single piece of our mental world is to be hermetically sealed off from the rest." Over the years a number of publications have followed Kuyper's lead yet little has been written on the subject since Greg A. Smith's notable Christian Librarianship (2002). Building on Smith's work, this volume seeks to bridge the sacred/secular divide with an exploration of how Christianity and the gospel are manifested through the profession of librarianship.

Information Services to Diverse Populations  Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals Book

Information Services to Diverse Populations Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals


  • Author : Nicole A. Cooke
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2016-12-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440834615

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Information Services to Diverse Populations Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals Excerpt :

Filling a gap in the existing library and information science literature, this book consolidates recent research and best practices to address the need for diversity and social justice in the training and education of LIS professionals. • Addresses perennially important and emerging hot topics in librarianship, such as diversity, cultural competence, and social responsibility • Updates the ongoing discussion on cultural competence and diversity with new concepts, such as critical race theory • Authored by an expert who actively teaches and conducts research in the subject areas of library instruction and information literacy as well as diversity and social justice in librarianship

Handbook of Reference Sources and Services for Small and Medium sized Libraries Book

Handbook of Reference Sources and Services for Small and Medium sized Libraries


  • Author : Margaret Irby Nichols
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Reference books
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 9780788131431

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Handbook of Reference Sources and Services for Small and Medium sized Libraries Excerpt :

Lists over 750 sources focusing on the reference needs of adults. The primary objective was to select quality reference tools which cover many different topics. Topics include general works, biography, philosophy, religion, language, literature, visual arts, applied sciences, sports and recreation, home life, social customs and education.

Public Library Programs and Services for Midlife and Beyond  Expanding Opportunities for a Growing Population Book

Public Library Programs and Services for Midlife and Beyond Expanding Opportunities for a Growing Population


  • Author : Reneé K. Bennett-Kapusniak
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2018-06-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440857799

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Public Library Programs and Services for Midlife and Beyond Expanding Opportunities for a Growing Population Excerpt :

Inspired by trends in U.S. public libraries, this book teaches librarians how to create a welcoming environment that enriches, enlightens, and engages their library's growing aging community. • Offers ways to create and expand adult library programs and services and cultivate an appreciation of lifelong learning • Combines engagement techniques in community collaboration and outreach with practical strategies in marketing and funding • Explores strategies within current U.S. public library adult services and programs for patrons middle-aged and older • Details up-to-date ALA guidelines for the 60+ adult population

Reference and Information Services Book

Reference and Information Services


  • Author : Richard E. Bopp
  • Publisher : Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 617
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105110344475

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Reference and Information Services Excerpt :

Updated to reflect the latest trends and the newest sources commonly used for reference work, 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 and the impact of the Internet on reference services. 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 practit