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Services for Adults - Weatherford

Institute in Public Librarianship

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

Services for Adults - Weatherford

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Services for Adults

6 hour BASIC class

A. Reference

1. Reference policy

2. Reference interview

3. Staff skills

4. Basic reference tools

5. Interlibrary loan and community resources

B. Readers' advisory

1. Definition

2. Staff skills and knowledge

3. Standard resources

C. Programming for adults

1. Developing effective programs

2. Resources available in Oklahoma

3. Effective uses of adult programs

D. Marketing the library


Upon completing this class, students will have knowledge of:

  • ethical issues involved in reference service, including confidentiality, objectivity and limitations on interpreting information provided to patrons
  • effective reference interview skills, including the analysis of requests and the design of search strategies
  • the importance of establishing a welcoming atmosphere and actively encouraging patron requests
  • the skills needed to fulfill information requests through access to the general collection, digital and community resources, and other libraries and agencies
  • the characteristics of basic types of reference tools
  • the wide range of potential information resources, including the general library collection, reference materials, community resources and the resources of other libraries and agencies
  • effective reader's advisory interview skills including the clarification of patron's interests
  • methods to utilize information about books and authors in order to assist and advise patrons in selection of reading material in a variety of genres and subject areas
  • basic tools to assist and advise patrons in the selection of appropriate reading material in a variety of genres and subject areas
  • the development of library programs based on community needs
  • the planning, presentation and evaluation of library programs for adults
  • programming resources available both locally and statewide
  • techniques for marketing library services
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Weatherford Public Library
219 E Franklin
Weatherford, OK 73096

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Institute in Public Librarianship

Oklahoma Department of Libraries

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