The internet and databases are important tools at every kind of reference desk, but the tool is only as good as the person who uses it. As information experts, librarians are expected to know all of the ins-and-outs of online searching. This practically-focused class gives you the skills to find the best information as efficiently as possible. Learn about evaluating online information resources, commonly used databases, best practices for searching, and more!
This course is intended for reference services novices, and for those who have had some reference experience but need a refresher.
At a glance
Meredith Lowe works in Continuing Education Services at University of Wisconsin–Madison Information School. She holds an MA in Library in Library and Information Studies from UW-Madison (’08).