Current Events and Issues in the News

Description:

Trying to keep up with current events, political issues and the news? Are you frantically looking for useful web sites and print sources? Are your patrons asking for information about military actions, world affairs and the people that are involved?  The workshop will help you locate web sites that carry the news and politics throughout the world. We will learn to locate and evaluate these sources for currency and accuracy. We will discuss how to locate information about the history of a country, political movement or an event.

Additional topics covered will include:

  • freedom of information, how to deal with requests for circulation and reading habits of patrons.
  • Awareness of how patrons using the information and resources at your library

Goals:

Locate international news sources on the World Wide Web

Identify current issues and locate print and on-line resources at your library

Evaluate sources for currency and accuracy.

Audience:

Librarians and Paraprofessionals responsible for reference services.

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Instructor:

Miriam Kahn, MLS – MBK CONSULTING Columbus, OH