Reference Librarians-

Jordan Library

Uplift Training 2015

Reference Librarians help library patrons to find information and to learn research skills. They need to have a wide variety of skills, and be able to help students ask the right questions and lead them to authentic sources.

Beware of Online Filter Bubbles.

Should a librarian filter the results and direct students to information that they believe to be the “answers”?

Should our values have an impact on how we guide students?

Children’s rights to intellectual freedom

Reference Interviews


Open questions (not yes or no answers)

Help students shape question without steering

What questions can you ask to gauge interest?

Search tips

Narrow topic, simplify questions, synonyms, web graphs, keywords

Search Operators

“Teaching math”

“teaching” AND math

“teaching” and (math or algebra)


Databases vs Google


About Chris Haught 176 Articles
Chris is the Media Mentor at SEDC, she loves to help students, librarians and teachers to discover new ways to use technology to enhance their learning.

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