LSSC Elective Competencies: Reference and Information Services

$250.00

Dates: June 1 - July 12

Credits: 2.5 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.

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Credits

2.5 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

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

Jessica E. MoyerJessica E. Moyer is 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 programs at the University of St. Catherine, San Jose State, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as well and continuing education courses for the American Library Association. She is the author of Research-Based Readers’ Advisory (American Library Association, 2008), co-editor of The Readers Advisory Handbook (ALA Editions 2010) and editor of the Integrated Advisory Services (Library Unlimited 2010). Website

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