Stephen Poppino / 1/21/2014 - 5/15/2014
This course is an overview of sevices provided in a variety of settings and context, using a variety of methods (including virtual reference). Students will be introduced to the reference process, effective and efficient search strategies, ethical considerations, library instruction, and methods of evaluating reference services. Students will learn about the history and current state of reference services, as well as major trends-emphasizing the changing nature of reference services. The course also provides a survey of both electronic and print resources in a variety of subject areas. Prerequisite LIBS150 or LIIS 150.