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1st Edition

Continuing Education of Reference Librarians

Edited By

Bill Katz

ISBN 9780367374976
Published December 15, 2021 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1990, addresses the concerns of librarians that they must be informed and educated in order to excel in their work. It focuses on specific types of training for librarians. Authorities explain pioneering programs in California and Maryland which deal with teaching basic reference tools to beginning librarians and paraprofessionals. They also discuss the role of multitype networks in continuing education as the most cost and time efficient means available today, and the use of self-directed contract learning as a method that requires long-term planning and rewards in contrast to the immediate results of a short-term plan of education. The management perspective of continuing education is also included. Working library directors offer their observations on sound, inspirational approaches to continuing education. They also examine the critical role department heads play as mentor to beginning reference librarians.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Bill Katz  Part 1. An Overview of Continuing Education for the Reference Librarian  2. Current Trends in the Continuing Education and Training of Reference Staff Dottie Hiebing  3. Continuing Education for ARL Librarians in Multi-Faceted Public Service Positions Mary Ellen Collins  4. Educating Reference Librarians: A Basic Course Louise S. Sherby  5. Reference Ready Beyond the M.L.S. Ruth E. Bauner  6. A Fast Track Over Rocky Roads: Continuing Education for Reference Librarians Charlaine Ezell  7. The Reference Librarian's Critical Skill: Critical Thinking and Professional Service Threasa L. Wesley  8. Library User Instruction in the Curriculum: Background and Status Update Charles D. Patterson  9. Connecting to the Electronic Library: A Paradigm Shift in Training Reference Librarians Mary Ellen Larson  10. Continuing Education for Librarians - Training for Online Searching Anne Page Mosby and Glenda Hughes  11. Online Searcher Education and Training: Options and Opportunities Linda Friend  Part 2. Education and Training Views  12. The Dynamics of Reference Librarianship Karen Y. Stabler  13. Origins and Attitudes: Training Reference Librarians for a Pluralistic World Phoebe Janes and Ellen Meltzer  14. The Ethics of Reference Service for the Public Librarian Fay Ann Golden  15. Reference Training in California Libraries - Back to Basics Mary Layman and Sharon Vandercook  16. The Role of Multitype Networks in Providing Continuing Education for Reference Workers Sara Laughlin and Karen Nissen  17. Getting to the Core: Training Librarians in Basic Reference Tools Ellen Berkov and Betty Morganstern  18. Self-Directed, Contract Learning for the Reference Librarian Ruth J. Patrick  Part 3. Management  19. The Developing Reference Librarian: An Administrative Perspective Helen H. Spalding  20. Continuing Professional Education: A Management Development Approach Rosie L. Albritton  21. Mentor Meets Telemachus: The Role of the Department Head in Orienting and Inducting the Beginning Reference Librarian Tara Lynn Fulton

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