Introduction to Reference Services 2: The Reference Collection

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Whether print or digital, users expect a library's reference collection to be ready to address their questions, whether simple or complex. Acquiring and maintaining a reference collection is essential in offering reference services to library users. Learn how to appraise reference resources, develop a sustainable reference collection development policy, and organize and make accessible print and digital resources for users.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Explaining classification and organization schemes for collection.
  • Examining the general scope of the library’s print, non-print, and digital collections, including areas of strength and specialized collections.
  • Developing a reference collection development policy
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This course consists of one 2-hour session.
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