Monday, March 12, 2007

Reference Information Services Group Meeting

Don't forget to rsvp for the Reference and Information Services Group meeting at Strathfield Library, 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush on 15 March 2007, 2.00pm to 4.00pm, to discuss how people are training their staff in reference and information services and how the @your library reference related promotions are going.

This will be a great opportunity for reference and information services staff to network, brainstorm and share ideas with people who are doing similar work. We hope that everyone will come away with something that can be implemented in your own library.


Strathfield Library is located in 65 Rochester St, (corner of Abbotsford Road,) Homebush. It’s two blocks away from Homebush Station, (five minutes walking distance), on Homebush Public School side. Bus 408 stops in front of the library. Car park is available next to the library, entrance is on Abbotsford Road, as well as street parking around the area.
Please rsvp to Yan Zhang on yan.zhang @ strathfield.nsw.gov.au by 12 March


Agenda


Introductions

@ your library – what have you used to promote reference and information services – success stories since November

@ your library May to December (May Reduce, reuse and recycle, June Drug info, July Holiday fun, Good sports, August Escape, September Find the past (treasures/records), October Holiday fun, Just ask, November Read)

How are people training their staff in reference and information services?

How are people providing un/structured training for their communities?

Beyond Google – what are libraries doing?

What is part of reference and information services and collections at your library? What is reference and what is loan? Are there other specialist services we should be providing – for example local studies, LIAC, ABS, HSC collections, drug info, literacy?

Evaluation for the content group – what are the current databases and how to look at them

General business

Subjects for discussion at the next meeting. Date and location for next meeting.

Favourite/least favourite reference tool


Post by Ross Balharrie

2 comments:

Maribel said...

Good for people to know.

Candy said...

Well written article.