Reference Sources and Services for Youth, Paperback / softback Book

Reference Sources and Services for Youth Paperback / softback


The challenge for K-12 library media specialists, teachers, and youth services librarians alike is how and where to direct students so they spend time on productive research rather than shallow online searches.

This trusted resource points the way, and now Harper has updated and revised her book to make it even more useful as a text for LIS instruction.

This book demonstrates how to teach and support students as they learn to access, evaluate, and use print and electronic information successfully.

Loaded with skill-based exercises and case study scenarios, itcovers developmentally appropriate sources for elementary, middle school, and high school aged youth, with guidance on developing a core collection;examines how today's students look for information and points out ways to capitalize on this behavior;addresses information literacy, including an overview of ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and other key standards;delves deeply into important topics like reference interview techniques, ethical considerations, government resources for youth, facility design, marketing, and copyright due diligence;expands its discussion of homework centers, offering guidance on how to work effectively with all kinds of students, including those with special needs;explains Universal Design concepts, suggesting tools for increasing accessibility; andguides readers through the process of evaluation, from the reference space to the website. This text lays the groundwork for excellent reference skills, providing insights into supporting student research in school and young adult library settings.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: American Library Association
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  • Category: Library & information sciences
  • ISBN: 9780838916421

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