LSSC Elective Competencies: Reference and Information Services
Instructor: Jessica Moyer
Dates: June 1st through July 12th, 2020
Credits: 2.25 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs
A six week online course on reference services, designed to meet the elective requirement of the Library Support Staff Certification. This course covers introductory information on the reference interview, basic research and search skills, information literacy, print and non print sources in their own and other library collections, and legal and ethical issues. At the end of the course students will be prepared to provide basic reference and information services in a public library setting. Students will complete an annotated bibliography assignment that requires, selecting, evaluating and annotating a variety of sources on a student selected topic.
Jessica E. Moyer is an instructor for Library Juice Academy and course developer for the Library Support Staff Certification program. She also works as an freelance editor for both scholary and fiction projects. Jessica also worked as the Director of Library Services for the Katie Mueller Library at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, a visiting librarian in the Reference and Instructional Services department at the University of Illinois Library and an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Literacy Education and MS and CAS degrees from the University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Moyer has taught reference and readers' advisory courses for the LIS students and continuing education courses. Moyer writes for publication, serves on committees and boards, and regularly speaks and conducts workshops on audiobooks, ebooks and ebook readers, readers' advisory for all ages, and working with teen readers. More information is available at http://jessicaemilymoyer.pbworks.com
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.
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