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

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

by Ann M. Riedling
     
 

ISBN-10: 1586830007

ISBN-13: 9781586830007

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Linworth Publishing, Incorporated

Written for college graduate level students, this work addresses reference issues and concepts as applied to school library situations. The objectives are to provide teach reference processes, sources, skills, and services, and to provide school library media scenarios for reflection and application. Communication between student and librarian is addressed, as well…  See more details below

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Written for college graduate level students, this work addresses reference issues and concepts as applied to school library situations. The objectives are to provide teach reference processes, sources, skills, and services, and to provide school library media scenarios for reflection and application. Communication between student and librarian is addressed, as well as new technological issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586830007
Publisher:
Linworth Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.95(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceVI
AcknowledgmentsVIII
About the AuthorIX
Part IWhat Is Reference All About?
Chapter 1Processes, Sources, and Services
Introduction3
Reference Services3
The Reference Process5
Reference and Information Literacy5
Research and Problem-Solving Processes and Models6
Reference and the Technology Connection8
Conclusion8
Figure 1.1The Reference Process: Five Basic Steps9
Figure 1.2The Information Literacy Process as It Relates to Student Learning10
Figure 1.3Overview of Three Problem-Solving or Research Models or Processes11
Figure 1.4Information-Seeking Process: Affective, Cognitive, and Sensorimotor Learning11
Figure 1.5The Big6 Information Problem-Solving Model12
Chapter 2Selection, Evaluation, and Maintenance of the Reference Collection
Introduction13
What Do You Need? The Selection Process14
How Do You Know If It's Good? The Evaluation Process18
Collection Organization and Maintenance19
Conclusion20
Part IINuts and Bolts
Chapter 3Bibliographies
Introduction25
Evaluation and Selection27
Basic Sources28
Chapter 4Directories, Almanacs, Yearbooks, and Handbooks
Introduction33
Evaluation and Selection35
Basic Sources36
Directories37
Almanacs38
Yearbooks40
Handbooks41
Chapter 5Biographical Sources
Introduction45
Types of Biographical Sources45
Evaluation and Selection46
Basic Sources48
Who's Whos48
Current Biographical Dictionaries48
Author Sources and Literary Criticism49
Retrospective Biographical Dictionaries53
Conclusion54
Chapter 6Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Dictionaries55
Introduction55
Evaluation and Selection56
Basic Sources58
English Language Dictionaries58
Foreign Language Dictionaries60
Historical Dictionaries60
Slang and Dialect Dictionaries60
Thesauri60
Subject Dictionaries61
Encyclopedias62
Introduction62
Evaluation and Selection62
Basic Sources65
Traditional General Encyclopedias65
Single-Volume Encyclopedias66
Subject Encyclopedias66
Chapter 7Geographical Sources
Introduction69
Evaluation and Selection70
Basic Sources72
Current World Atlases72
Historical Atlases73
Thematic Atlases74
Maps74
Gazetteers and Other Geographical Sources75
Chapter 8Indexes and Abstracts
Introduction77
Evaluation and Selection77
Basic Sources80
Magazines and Newspapers80
Specialized Indexes83
Part IIIThe Art of Questioning
Chapter 9The Reference Interview89
Introduction89
Your Patron--the Student90
The Setting91
You--the School Library Media Specialist91
Questions and Questioning93
Types of Reference Interviews94
Conclusion95
Part IVReference for the New Millennium
Chapter 10Reference Skills in the Age of Technology99
Introduction99
Electronic Resources and Information Delivery Systems100
The Internet102
School Library Media Reference Services: Looking Beyond103
Part VScenarios: Situations for School Library Media Specialists
Introduction107
Special Notes to Instructors108
Chapter 11Reference Scenarios for Elementary School Librarians111
Scenario 1How Much Is Enough?111
Scenario 2Picture Problems112
Scenario 3Too Much Technology?113
Scenario 4Who Decides?114
Chapter 12Reference Scenarios for Middle School Librarians115
Scenario 1The Point of PowerPoint115
Scenario 2Reading Is Reading116
Scenario 3Social Information Science117
Scenario 4Evaluation of Electronic Information118
Chapter 13Reference Scenarios for High School Librarians119
Scenario 1Is This a Language Problem?119
Scenario 2Does Technology Spell Success?120
Scenario 3Does Sex Belong in the School Library?121
Scenario 4Talent Talks122
AppendixPublisher Information125
References132
Glossary133
Index136

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