Developing a Reference Strategy That Includes the Web

Date & Time
Wednesday, November 12
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration starts at 8:45 a.m.

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building Auditorium
2111 Snow Road
Parma, Ohio
$45.00 CAMLS libraries
$60.00 Non-library staff from member's organizations
$90.00 Non-members
Fee includes materials
Deadline: November 5
Limit: 50

This workshop is a follow-up to the Locating & Evaluating Information on the Web courses. In this session, you’ll explore how to incorporate your knowledge of Web search tools into a reference strategy. A panel of librarians from academic, public and special libraries will share with you their experiences in making the transition to the Web, and how they developed a reference strategy that includes Web-based resources. Learn their evaluative strategies and walk-through real-life searches that they performed using online and traditional resources.

Gail Junion-Metz is a librarian and President of the training firm, Information Age Consultants. She is the author of K-12 Resources on the Internet (Library Solutions Press, 1996) and co-author of Using the WWW and Creating Homepages (Neal-Schuman, 1996). She is also the "Surf For" columnist for School Library Journal. Gail is a popular presenter throughout the United States and Canada.
Intended Audience
Reference librarians, administrators. Participants should have attended either of the Locating & Evaluating Information on the Web workshops on September 24 and October 15, or have equivalent knowledge of Web search tools and evaluation techniques.
  • Hear the experiences and tips from reference librarians who use the Web regularly

  • Start to get a plan that will ultimately save time and effort at the reference desk
    Course Content
    • The Tools & the Issues: A Review

    • Panel: How I Learned and Incorporated the Web

    • Specific tips

    • Tool comparisons

    • Real search stories

    • Choosing the right tool for the right job