Reference Sources and Services for Youth (Paperback)

Reference Sources and Services for Youth By Meghan Harper, Christina H. Dorr Cover Image
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The challenge for K-12 library media specialists, teachers, and youth services librarians alike is how and where to direct students so they spend time on productive research rather than shallow online searches. This trusted resource points the way, and now Harper has updated and revised her book to make it even more useful as a text for LIS instruction. This book demonstrates how to teach and support students as they learn to access, evaluate, and use print and electronic information successfully. Loaded with skill-based exercises and case study scenarios, it

  • covers developmentally appropriate sources for elementary, middle school, and high school aged youth, with guidance on developing a core collection;
  • examines how today’s students look for information and points out ways to capitalize on this behavior;
  • addresses information literacy, including an overview of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and other key standards;
  • delves deeply into important topics like reference interview techniques, ethical considerations, government resources for youth, facility design, marketing, and copyright due diligence;
  • expands its discussion of homework centers, offering guidance on how to work effectively with all kinds of students, including those with special needs;
  • explains Universal Design concepts, suggesting tools for increasing accessibility; and
  • guides readers through the process of evaluation, from the reference space to the website.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780838916421
ISBN-10: 0838916422
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Publication Date: July 8th, 2025
Pages: 272
Language: English