LIBR 2416: Reference Resources and Services

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Students are introduced to all aspects of reference work, including readers' advisory. The focus will be on a detailed exploration and mapping of resources for a variety of subject areas. Resources in a variety of formats are explored, along with the best approaches to support the reference process in any library environment. Students are introduced to both traditional hardcopy materials and online resources.
The course also emphasizes the importance of sensitivity to the needs of a diverse set of patrons and reference users. An awareness of the reference interview techniques and process is also gained.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diplomas in Library and Information Technology, Library and Information Technology (Flexible Participation Option), and Library and Information Technology (BBA Transfer Option).

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in LIBR 1111.

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