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by Linda S Katz

Download Philosophies of Reference Service ePub
  • ISBN 0789003716
  • ISBN13 978-0789003713
  • Language English
  • Author Linda S Katz
  • Publisher Routledge; 1 edition (January 1, 1998)
  • Pages 227
  • Formats txt mobi doc rtf
  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Social Sciences
  • Size ePub 1246 kb
  • Size Fb2 1643 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 154

In Philosophies of Reference Service, reference librarians share with you their reflective thinking about what they do as service providers. An important addition to the personal and occupational library of anyone in reference services, this book discusses the origins of reference service, its founding principles, the pleasures and pitfalls of the reference encounter, delivering high-quality service, and much, much more!In a clever juxtaposition of the fundamentals of reference service provision with top-notch thinking about the role of the reference librarian and what makes a reference unit effective, Philosophies of Reference Service advocates for continuing familiarity with books in the reference section, recognizing the diversity of service users, and using collegiality in the work environment to boost productivity. It discusses why reference service should move toward instructing people in mediums, not systems, as well as: achieving consistency in reference service through “shared values” the concept of tiered reference services (based on survey research) the little-discussed “art” of reference desk scheduling the importance of knowing your user and making appropriate accommodations partnerships in reference services techniques for conducting reference rovering the advantages of print fostering widely grounded research through reference service why reference librarians share with the corporate world many of the same desired outcomes with regard to service provisionDesigned to assist readers in defining and developing their own approaches to reference service delivery, Philosophies of Reference Service offers reference librarians insight, practical knowledge, and guidelines for keeping on top of new reference techniques, establishing a partnership between the library and the user population, and maximizing the helpful nature of reference service.

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Digital Reference Services provides an overview of electronic reference services and software, and explores the opportunities that real-time digital reference services can offer in a variety of library settings. Experts in the field convey numerous opinions and theory about the growth of this new approach to answering reference questions. This book teaches librarians new methods and techniques for offering technologically advanced reference services to the public.

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Offer your patrons the cutting-edge reference services they demand!In the past, a reference librarian needed to develop a command of a few reference works, master the skills of the reference interview, and interface with library users in person or via telephone. Today's reference librarian is faced with much, much more. With plentiful Web addresses, New Technologies and Reference Services presents new ideas sure to make your job easier.

Social Science Reference Services addresses reference services across the spectrum of the social sciences and . Reference Services and Technical Services: Interactions in Library Practice (Reference Librarian) (Reference Librarian).

Social Science Reference Services addresses reference services across the spectrum of the social sciences and embraces a multidisciplinary approach to providing both materials and services to users. Coming of Age in Reference Services: A Case History of the Washington State University Libraries. Serials and Reference Services.

Digital Reference Services provides an overview of electronic reference services and . Books related to Digital Reference Services. 36,82 €. Weeding and Maintenance of Reference Collections. 37,93 €. Managing Digital Resources in Libraries.

Becoming a first-class reference librarian demands proficiency in a wide range of skills. Doing the Work of Reference offers sound advice for the full spectrum of your responsibilities. Though many aspects of a reference librarian's work are changing with astonishing speed, the classic principles in this volume will never go out of date. This comprehensive volume begins with hints for orienting yourself to a new job and concludes with ideas for serving the profession.

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