CORE Reference Fundamentals (May 25 - July 10, 2010)
Event Type: Online/web-based
Contact: Linda Rodenspiel
Tue, 05/25/2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
About the Event
This online course will provide you with opportunities to learn and practice an effective reference interview, as well as to explore a wide variety of print and Web based reference tools. Through individual and group exercises, you will discover ways to assist diverse groups of users, including those with physical disabilities and those with whom you do not share a common language. You will learn to think like an indexer and apply that perspective to answering reference questions. We will spend time examining and using a variety of print and Web based resources, as well as specialized resources for homework help, government research, and inquiries about images or sounds. The instructor will provide sample policies, templates, tip sheets and a webliography, as well as simple, practical techniques that can be applied immediately.
Presented by: Francisca Goldsmith
Francisca Goldsmith worked most recently for the Halifax Public Libraries (Nova Scotia) and Berkeley Public Library (CA). She has managed branch services for a regional library system, served as the collection management librarian and head of teen services, and provided reference services in both academic and public libraries. Working with school and public library staff, she has provided training to support up-to-date reference assistance and to design local weeding projects. Francisca has taught a wide variety of Infopeople courses and also consults as a Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) trainer for staff development institutes. She writes for a range of professional journals in the U.S. and Canada. In 2009, ALA Editions published her second book, The Readers Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels.
Cost: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople partners, $150 for all others.
To view a complete description of "CORE Reference Fundamentals" and to register, go to http://infopeople.org/workshop/424