Thursday, July 24, 2008

Librarian in a Day! 9:15 - 17:00

MLIS - why bother? There is a cheaper way!

Can anybody work a reference desk? No, but with a little training, a day's worth in fact, according to
The Chartered Insitute of Library and Information Professionals

--- ANYBODY can "undertake in-depth desk research."

Here's a description of that course:

Desk research skills
17 September 2008, London - U.K.

More and more library and information staff are being asked to carry out detailed desk research but have never had any formal training in the skills required to do the job well.

This course is designed for anybody in an information role who is required to undertake in-depth desk research and who would like to learn how to achieve the best results.

Benefits of attending
The day will cover:

-understanding the research brief
-research methodology
-identifying information sources
-researching and using specialist libraries
-key sources of information
-using the Internet for research
-presenting research findings

Who should attend?
Anybody in an information role who is required to undertake in-depth desk research

Registration & coffee 09.15
Start 09.45
Lunch 12.45
Close 17.00

Types of research
-Understanding the research brief
-Research aims and objectives
-Desk research strategy
-Finding and accessing specialist libraries
-Finding and using indexes and abstracting services
-Internet search strategies
-Internet resources for academic information
-Internet resources for official information
-Internet resources for business information
-Internet resources for special interest groups
-Internet resources for media information
-Evaluating Internet resources
-Presenting research findings