Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Reference Skills for the School Librarian

Riedling, Ann M., Loretta Shake, and Cynthia Houston. Reference Skills for the School Librarian: Tools and Tips. 3rd ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Linworth, 2013. 
ISBN: 978-1-58683-528-6

Publisher's Description
...Written specifically for K–12 librarians and teachers, the authors present helpful tools and easily applied strategies for every major area in reference, from the reference interview to encyclopedias and dictionaries. This textbook teaches basic reference processes, sources, services, and skills; and provides authentic, real-world school library media reference scenarios as well as exercises for reflection and guided application in today's reference world.

• Updated edition provides a wealth of new print resources and web-based tools that are specifically appropriate for grades K–12
• Covers the full range of reference processes, sources, services and skills, from major issues to the nuts and bolts of daily operation
• Includes webliographies that add dimension to any reference toolkit
Sample Topics
Biographical Sources
Geographic Resources
Questioning Skills
Reference Interview
Reference Skills
SLM Reference Skills, Tools, and Tips