Reference and Instructional Services for Information Literacy Skills in School Libraries, 3rd Edition

  • Scott Lanning
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1610696727
  • ISBN-13: 9781610696722
  • DDC: 025.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Being an effective school librarian requires acting as an active instructional partner, an advocate for information literacy and information resources, and a reference librarian. Now in its third edition, this concise book provides you with a solid foundation in providing reference services to students as well as teachers. It details all aspects of providing essential reference services in the context of the AASL Standards, the Common Core State Standards, and the evolving role of today's school librarian. Author Scott Lanning emphasizes service and instruction while addressing topics such as inquiry, critical thinking, building core reference skills, electronic and Web resources, leadership skills, and virtual reference services. The book begins with chapters that discuss information and the information-seeking process. The following sections cover the provision of reference services, methods for teaching information literacy, the use of electronic resources in general, and the creation of library resources that support reference and instruction. The text concludes with an assessment of the value of reference and instruction services to the school and beyond.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
1: Information.
2: Information Literacy.
3: How Students Find Information.
4: Reference Services and Information Literacy.
5: Traditional and Contemporary Reference Services.
6: The Reference Transaction.
7: Reference Resources.
8: Evaluating Information and Resources.
9: Finding Answers and Using Information Ethically.
10: Information Literacy Instruction.
11: Creating Library Guides and Web Resources.
12: Searching for Information.
13: Search Specifics for Catalogs, Databases, and the Web.
14: Assessment and Evaluation of Reference and Instruction.
About the Author.