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Reference Sources and Services for Youth

ISBN-10: 155570641X
ISBN-13: 9781555706418
Edition: 2011
Authors: Meghan Harper
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Description: Helps you teach & support students as they learn to access, evaluate & use print & electronic information. This book offers professional development support for paraprofessionals, aides & non-degree staff working in children's & young adult services.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

Helps you teach & support students as they learn to access, evaluate & use print & electronic information. This book offers professional development support for paraprofessionals, aides & non-degree staff working in children's & young adult services.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction to Reference Service
Introduction
History Overview of Reference Services for Youth in America
Types of Reference Service Transactions
Homework Centers
Collaboration
Summary
Exercises
Scenarios
References and Further Readings
Providing Reference Service as a Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Introduction
Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Developmental Stages
Developmental Assets
Gender Differences
Summary
Exercises
Scenarios
References and Further Readings
Providing Reference Service to youth with Special Needs
Introduction
Laws Affecting Library Services to Individuals with Disablities
Categories of Disablities
Strategies for the Librarian to Employ While Providing Referee Service
Overview of Available Assistive Technology (Software and Hardware)
Summary
Exercises
Scenarios
References and Further Readings
Communication in Reference Service
Introduction
Development of Good Communication Skills
Nonverbal Communication
Reference Interviews
Reference Questions
Active Listening
Assessment and Guidelines
Summary
Exercises
Scenarios
References and Further Readings
Information Literacy in Reference Work
Introduction
Organization of Information
Overview of Standards
AASL and ACRL Standards for Working with Children and Young Adults
Yalsa and RUSA Guidelines for Library Services to Teens, Ages 12�18
Information Literacy Models
Information Literacy Instruction
Assessment of Information Literacy Skills
Summary
Exercises
Scenarios
References and Further Readings
Developing a Core Reference Collection
Introduction
Reference Collection Development Principles
Collection Analysis
Collection Planning
Types of Reference Sources
Evaluating Reference Materials and Informational Nonfiction Books
Selecting Nonfiction Series Titles
Selection and Use of Audiovisual Materials in Reference Services
Weeding
Summary
Exercises
Scenarios
References and Further Readings
Using Online Reference Resources
Introduction
Digital Reference Services
Technology
Online Searching
Virtual Safety
Resources for Librarians
Summary
Exercises
Scenarios
References and Further-Readings
Government Resources for Youth
Introduction
History of Government Publication
Using Government Resources with Children
Online Government Resources to Use with Children
Twenty Terrific Online Government Resources
Summary
Exercises
Scenarios
References and Further Readings
Evaluation and Marketing of Reference Service
Introduction
Evaluation of Reference Services
Planning for the Evaluation of the Librarian
Marketing Reference Services
Online Evaluation Resources
Online Marketing Resources
Summary
Exercises
Scenarios
References and Further Readings
Managing Reference Services
Introduction
Management of Services
Management of Resources
Policy Development
Ethical Considerations in Reference Work
Future, of Reference Service
Summary
Exercises
Scenarios
References and Further Readings
Core Reference Collections
Introduction
Elementary Core Collection for Grades K-4
Middle School Core Collection Grades 5-8
Secondary Core Reference Collection Grades 9-12
Glossary
Index of Reference Resources
Subject Index
About the Author

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