The Reference Collection

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Course Details
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Target Audience: 
Librarians and paraprofessionals who wish to learn new reference sources.
Course Description

Having a knowledge of your library's reference collection is central to helping your patrons with the answers they seek. This course will familiarize both librarians and paraprofessionals with an understanding of evaluating, acquiring, and using print and online reference sources.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Evaluate and acquire print and online reference sources and for collection development
  • Identify ready reference and subject specific sources
  • Use appropriate reference sources to answer information queries
Homework Expectations
  • There will be Assignments to be completed in class and at home.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 3-hour session.
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