Reference Skills for the School Library Media Specialist: Tools and Tips, 1st Edition

  • Ann Marlow Riedling
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  • ISBN-10: 1586833057
  • ISBN-13: 9781586833053
  • DDC: 025.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 142 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released June 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Overview

This resource encompasses terminology and techniques, research processes and models, selection, organization, evaluation and maintenance of reference sources and more.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1586831909 | ISBN-13: 9781586831905

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Table of Figures.
Acknowledgments.
Dedication.
Introduction.
What Is Reference All About?.
Reference and the School Library: An Overview.
Introduction.
Reference Services.
The Reference Process.
Reference and Information Literacy.
Research Problem-Solving Processes and Models.
Reference and the Technology Connection.
Conclusion.
Useful Web Sites.
Selection, Evaluation, and Maintenance of the Reference Collection.
Introduction.
What Do You Need?—The Selection Process.
How Do You Know If It's Good?—The Evaluation Process.
Collection Organization and Maintenance.
Conclusion.
Nuts and Bolts.
Bibliographies.
Introduction.
Evaluation and Selection.
Basic Sources.
Webliography.
Directories, Almanacs, Yearbooks, and Handbooks.
Introduction.
Evaluation and Selection.
Basic Sources.
More Examples of Online Directories, Almanacs, Yearbooks, and Handbooks.
Webliography.
Biographical Sources.
Introduction.
Types of Biographical Sources.
Evaluation and Selection.
Basic Sources.
Retrospective Biographical Dictionaries.
Conclusion.
Webliography and Additional Examples of Online Biographical Resources.
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias.
Dictionaries.
Introduction.
Evaluation and Selection.
Basic Sources.
Webliography.
Encyclopedias.
Introduction.
Evaluation and Selection.
Basic Sources.
Useful Web Sites.
Geographical Sources.
Introduction.
Evaluation and Selection.
Basic Sources.
Additional Online Geographical Resources.
Webliography.
Indexes and Abstracts; Online Periodical Databases.
Introduction.
Evaluation and Selection.
Basic Sources.
Webliography.
The Art of Questioning.
The Reference Interview.
Introduction.
The Patron—The Student.
The Setting.
You—The School Library Media Specialist.
Questions and Questioning.
Types of Reference Interviews.
Conclusion.
Reference and the Web.
The Web in Today's Reference Services.
Introduction.
The Web and Reference Services in School Library Media Centers.
Useful Web Sites.
Scenarios and Exercises for School Library Media Specialists.
Introduction.
Special Notes for Instructors.
Scenarios and Exercises.
Scenario (Elementary School): Newsbank.
Exercise (Elementary School): Planning a Search.
Scenario (Middle School): Evaluation of Electronic Information.
Exercise (Middle School): Online Databases.
Scenario (High School): DEAR.
Exercise (High School): Evaluation of Internet Sites.
Publisher Information.
Glossary.
Works Cited.
Index.