CORE Reference Fundamentals (10/27 - 12/14)
Tue, 10/27/2009 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
About the Event
Course Description: 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. During the course, you will be doing exercises and taking quizzes. You must also participate in weekly online discussion forums as part of the online learning process.
Presented by: Francisca Goldsmith
Francisca Goldsmith is the Director of Branch Services at Halifax Public Libraries. Formerly she was the Collection Management Librarian and head of Teen Services at Berkeley Public Library, and has been a reference librarian in both academic and public libraries. She has worked with school and public library staffs who have needed appropriate training to support up to date reference assistance and to design local weeding projects. Francisca has taught several Infopeople courses and also consults as a Young Adult Library Services Association trainer for its Serving the Underserved Project and other YALSA staff development institutes. She also writes for a range of professional journals in the US and Canada.
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