Information Sources and Services: Spring 2012


Renate Chancellor


The Catholic University of America


Spring 2012


Introduction to the terminology, concepts, and practices for the provision of information services to meet user needs effectively in a variety of settings. Special emphasis will be placed on the reference process; and on the content organization, use, and evaluation of resources in print and electronic formats. Additionally, covers the sources, policies, technologies, and systems that support access to and retrieval of information central to reference services.

Required Textbook:

Cassell, Kay Ann, Hiremath, Uma. 2011. Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century. Second ed. Revised.
Ross, C.S., Nilsen, K., Radford, M.L. 2009. Conducting the reference interview: A how-to-do-it manual for librarians, 2nd ed.

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