20 Questions: Reference Resources for Kids

Date(s) - 09/11/2014
All Day



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This two-hour class explores 20 questions commonly encountered by reference librarians working with kids (and parents!). Students will learn about free online reference resources that will help kids answer questions like “where can I find some ideas for science projects?” or “can you help me with my fractions homework?” Students will then have the opportunity to explore reference resources further in an after-class exercise.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this class students will be able to:

  • Guide kids in the use of quality reference resources designed just for them
  • Understand the kinds of questions kids are likely to ask
  • Utilize more than 20 new and different resources when working with kids

Originally broadcast March 6, 2014. 

Biography ~ Russell Palmer
Russell Palmer is the Supervisor of Professional Development at LYRASIS. He writes, teaches, and speaks on a wide range of topics, including resource sharing, reference and information services, collection development and information literacy. Russell previously worked as Instruction and Outreach Coordinator at Mercer University. Russell has been invited to speak at state, regional, national, and international conferences, including LOEX, LOEX of the West, and the Reference Renaissance. He earned his MLIS at Florida State University, and his AB in English at the University of Georgia.


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