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Reference Resources for Public Library Support Staff/New Librarians

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This presentation is to assist support staff and new reference adult librarians to provide free or budget-friendly, reliable, online sources for a public library patron.

This presentation is to assist support staff and new reference adult librarians to provide free or budget-friendly, reliable, online sources for a public library patron.

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  • A positive method of reference without any interaction between patron and librarian. Great for independent browsers or when you are busy or have new staff. When they go to the shelf the patron or staff member sees this added reference material. Builds contacts with local community .It shows that the library providing dynamic service and we can be efficient and reach out to the community all year long. The communities orgs like it too—they get to showcase what they do best. Display in stacks newsletter of local organizations (LLCS) 000’s great website of hard to ger NFA – Bible Gateway, Furnace Compare Ohioline
  • Websites-laminate—rotate- store ones your not using in a folder by subject. Just once a year check website for updates or new formatting.
  • Extension Office Licking County Health Dept. The Board of Elections Denison University—Autism OSU –Fine Arts Columbus
  • Government

 Reference Resources  for Public Library Support Staff/New Librarians Reference Resources for Public Library Support Staff/New Librarians Presentation Transcript

  • You: the Better Search Engine
  • So what’s it all about Deirdre?
    • Information not found in books, difficult to find or is out of date
    • Having information easily available that is FREE!
    • To help you when you’d rather not say “You need to go to Main
    • Automotive repair sheet music
    • Law forms science fair home schooling laws
    • literary criticism Voter information
    • local history Antiques and collectibles
    • Locating people demographics
    • consumer research historical stock prices
    • Statistics medication info
    • Divorce small business assistance
    • Math Help country studies
    • Plant Identification Lesson plans
  • When You Kick it up a Notch
    • ~Shelf Reference
    • ~Local
    • Reference
    • ~Free
    • ~Fast
    • ~Accessible
    • ~Current
    • ~Positive image
  • Shelf Reference
  • Local Reference
    • Chamber & Visitors Bureau
    • Non Profits/Universities
    • City/County Agencies
  • Online Resources Websites & Databases
    • Government Dept.’s ~ Federal, State, INTL
    • Natl. Organizations ~ Occupational, Sports
    • Non Profits ~ Health, Recreational,
    • Well Researched “Devotee” sites
    • ~Past-time, Sports, Cultural
  • Statistics American International agriculture crime economic education business state religion immigration United Nations NATO Local data Country Comparisons