This class offers an introduction to using basic online resources to find quick answers to ready reference questions.
Library users want information fast! This two-hour live online class explores 20 of the most commonly used ready-reference web pages where librarians can find answers to questions like, “Where can I get dry ice in Atlanta?” and who said, “The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is?” Students will then have the opportunity to explore ready-reference resources further in an after-class exercise.
After this class, students will be able to:
- Define ready reference
- Use online tools to organize and access resources
- Access free, good quality, easy to use online reference resources
- Answer common ready reference questions asked in the library
Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.