Online Curation: Utilizing Online Resources as a Reference Resource

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Knowledge and curation of online sources is increasingly becoming central to providing users with the answers they seek. Whether using LibGuides, Delicious, or simply your library website, curation can be an effective way to make resources available to patrons all day, every day.

This course will familiarize both librarians and paraprofessionals with a range online resources from dictionaries and encyclopedias, to handbooks, serials and databases. We will discuss best practices in curating these sources as well as identifying ways in which to organize the sources in a usable and appealing manner.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Identify key online reference sources in each category
  • Learn to evaluate online reference sources
  • Employ judgment in selecting tools to house and organize sources
  • Participate in hands on information hunts to remember sources
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Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 
  • Approximately one hour of homework will be required each day.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Continuing Education Credit
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