Crash Course in Reference

Crash Course in Reference

Book - 2008
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Designed for the librarian in a small public library or a quick review for those offering reference services.
This introductory book is a basic review of reference services in public libraries. It includes tips on locating resources in both print and online formats, makes suggestions for purchases and maintenance of the reference collection, reviews the ethical aspects of providing information to all patrons, and provides information on how to join a network of reference librarians who can assist you when you cannot find an answer.

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Ford (San Jose State U.) has written this straightforward guide to simply instruct students, teachers and researches on the basics of using a reference service in a library. The author explains the general purpose of these services, and how to join a reference network in order to establish a more efficient protocol for research. Additional material is presented for librarians on how to build and maintain a reference collection as well. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Reviews the basics of reference services in public libraries, including information on locating resources, maintaining the collection, the ethics of providing information to all patrons, and joining a network of reference librarians.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2008
ISBN: 9781591584636
Characteristics: xi, 143 p. : ill. ; 28 cm


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