Reference and Information Services

Author: Kay Ann Cassell
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9781555708597
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

Reference and Information Services

Author: Richard E. Bopp
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781591583745
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

International Book Publishing An Encyclopedia

Author: Philip G. Altbach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134261338
Release Date: 2015-05-08
Genre: Business & Economics

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reference Skills for the School Librarian Tools and Tips 3rd Edition

Author: Ann Marlow Riedling Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781586835293
Release Date: 2013-01-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book is a user-friendly guide for K–12 librarians, teachers, and school library media specialists that covers all major areas in reference, from the reference interview to encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Library and Information Science

Author: Michael F. Bemis
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838911853
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.

Science fiction Collections

Author: Halbert W. Hall
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0917724496
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Fiction

Science/Fiction Collections offers different views and attitudes toward Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature and descriptions of a variety of collections. Written during a time when Science Fiction and Fantasy writings had just gained widespread popularity, it offers suggestions and considerations for approaching any special collection dealing with a relatively new field.