Conducting the Reference Interview: A How-To-Do-It Manual download free [PDF and Ebook] by Catherine Sheldrick Ross

Conducting the Reference Interview: A How-To-Do-It Manual download free [PDF and Ebook] by Catherine Sheldrick Ross year 2009
  • Book name: Conducting the Reference Interview: A How-To-Do-It Manual
  • Author: Catherine Sheldrick Ross
  • Release date: 2009/1/2
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9781555706555
  • Rating: 7.58 of 10
  • Votes: 652
  • Review by: Shmuel Hildebrand
  • Review rating: 9.08 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/27
  • Total pages: 225
  • Includes a PDF summary of 19 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Find your bearings in this rapidly evolving hybrid reference environment through proven strategies, advice, exercises and research from three experts in the field. The revised second edition of this practical how-to for all types of librarians will teach you to understand the needs of public, academic and special library users across any virtual setting - email, text messaging, social networking websites - as well as in traditional and face-to-face models of communication. Based on the latest research in communication theory, the book includes new exercises and examples to help you practice effective reference transactions and avoid common pitfalls. Guidance for helping users with special language-related needs (such as speech and hearing disabilities and English Language Learners) and social difficulties is also included, as are updated chapters on readers' advisory interviewing and policy and training procedures. An extensively revised chapter on virtual reference features new sections on live chat and instant messaging services, as well as a discussion of Web 2.0 initiatives and updated information on e-mail reference.Pooling their wealth of experience, the authors share real-life interview examples alongside constructive critiques and practical suggestions to improve interviewing methods. 'Booklist''s praise of the previous edition holds true with this new edition: 'The work is laudable for its practicality, clarity, cogency, and supportive data...In short, an essential read for all current and future reference librarians'.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 9H22M30S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Reference Services, Library & Information Sciences, Encyclopaedias & Reference Works, Library & Information Services
  • Available formats: WORD, TCR, DOC, EPUB, TXT, PDF, PNG, PPTX. Compressed in ZIP, RAR, TBZ, TAR.GZ
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 129.86 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x17.78mm
  • Weight: 839.15g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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