Web Triage: Frontline Reference Strategies for the Web-Overwhelmed
Date & Time
Wednesday, November 15, 2000
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Cuyahoga County Public Library--Administration Building
Electronic Classroom
2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio
$45 CAMLS Members
$54 Affiliate libraries
$147 Non-members

Deadline: Wednesday, November 08, 2000
Limit: 18
If you work at a public service point in your library, and you know a little about web searching and are ready to turn your search skills into web strategies, then this hands-on workshop is for you. You’ll learn about, and practice, skills that will help you search the web faster and easier in everyday reference situations. You’ll also learn how to match each user to the correct search tool, how to develop an online reference collection and how to create an action plan to get you started when you go back to your library.
Intended Audience
Internet Trainers, reference and/or public service staff with some experience searching for information on the Web.
Benefit to Participants
  • Become a more efficient web searcher
  • Determine the best search tool to use
  • Make better use of your browser
  • Find out the best web help sources to consult
  • Develop an action plan to follow
Course Content
  • Developing a web search strategy
  • How the Web affects you and your patrons
  • Tips and tricks for using web search tools
  • Refining your web search strategy
  • Incorporating the Web into your everyday reference routine
Gail Junion-Metz is a librarian by training and an instructor by choice. For the past five years, she has been president of Information Age Consultants. Gail is the author of K-12 Resources on the Internet, Using the WWW and Creating Homepages, and Creating a Power Website. Gail writes the monthly “Surf For” column for School Library Journal. She has served as webmaster for the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) children’s website, “Oh! Kids.” She has given presentations for teachers and librarians throughout the United States and Canada. Gail’s goal is to make learning about the Internet interesting, easy, and most importantly, fun!