Contributions in Class:
Students are expected to participate online and in class.
Academic Honesty & Professionalism:
All students are required to be familiar with and adhere to the “Academic Honesty Policy Procedures” delineated in the most recent edition of “The Cat’s Tale”. (
Accommodations will be provided to eligible students with disabilities. Please obtain an accommodation letter from the ACCESS office and see one of the instructors early in the course to discuss what accommodations will be necessary. If you are unfamiliar with ACCESS, visit their website at http://www.uvm.edu/access to learn more about the services they provide. ACESS: A-170 Living Learning Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405. PH: 802-656-7753, TTY: call 711 (relay), Fax: 802-656-0739, Email: email@example.com, Instant Messenger: UVMaccess. General office hours: 8:30am
4:30pm Monday through Friday. Call to make an appointment.
Riedling, Ann Marlow, Loretta Shake and Cynthia Houston, Reference Skills for the School Librarian: Tools and Tips. (3rd edition) CA: Linworth, 2013.
Required and/or recommended readings:
Berger, Pam. “Student Inquiry and Web 2.0.”
School Library Monthy.
Vol.XXVI, Number 5/January 2010.
Brichacek, Andra. "Do Schools Still Need Brick-and-Mortar Libraries?."
ISTE Community Ning
. 17/08/2009. ISTE, Web. 19 Jan 2010. <http://www.istecommunity.org/group/landl/forum/topics/readers-respond-doschools>. Cooper, Linda. " A Case Study of Information-seeking Behavior in 7-year-old Children in a Semistructured Situation ."
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
. (2002): Print. Hammond, Joanne K. "Entice Your Audience Into Your Web: The Role of the School Library Media Specialist in Technology Integration."
Knowledge Quest Web Edition
35.5 (2007): Web. 19 Jan 2010. Cynth
ia A Keller “Collection Development: Electronic or Print Subscription Resources?”
School Library Media Activities Monthly
May 2006; 22, 9; Teacher Journals pg. 56-59. Roncevic, Mirela. "E-Reference Comes of Age."
(2008): Web. 19 Jan 2010. <http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6586251.html?nid=2671&source=title&rid=758011468> . Sheldrick Ross, Catherine. "The Reference Interview: Why It Needs to Be Used in Every (Well, Almost Every) Reference Transaction."
Ref User Serv Q
. 43.1 (2003): Print.
Silverstein, Joanne. “Just Curious: Children’s Use of Digital Reference for Unimposed Queries and Its Importance in Informal Education.”
54.2 (Fall 2005): 228-44. Singer, Carol A. "Weeding Gone Wild Planning a Review of the Reference Collection ."
Reference & User Services Quarterly
. 47.3 256-264. Print.
Taylor, Robert S. “Question
Negotiation and Information Seeking in Libraries.”
College & Research Libraries
29.3 (1968): 178-94.