Ready, Set, Reference!

Scheduled Dates

February 3, 2021 10:30 am - 12 pm CST (Register Now)

Course Description
Status: 

Are you stuck in the Google grind? Has a patron ever asked you to, "Just type this into Google?" Information is on-demand and at nearly all our fingertips with smart phones and search engines, but what makes libraries special is the quality of information they provide.

Learn about still useful print resources as well as handy websites to build your arsenal of answers without relying on Google, Siri, or Alexa. This webinar will help you identify credible online information and give you the tools to be ready for any reference question.

Course Type: 
Topic Area: 
Target Audience: 
Everyone
Prerequisites

None

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of webinar, participants will know:

  • Useful print resources to keep at the reference desk
  • How to evaluate an online source for credible information
  • Why building a catalog of reference resources is important
  • Techniques for taking getting the correct answer instead of the fast answer
Homework Expectations

It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 90-minute session.
Contact Hours: 
1.5
Instructor
Maggie Rose - learning@amigos.org
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$55.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$80.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$100.00
Non-member Fee: 
$125.00