Online Reference and the Open Web: Boosting Strategies and Sources
This webinar with infoDOCKET's Gary Price will help boost your skills in open web collection development and curation, and help you meet your community's changing information needs.
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With a pandemic impacting community information needs in a multitude of ways, and with library services shifting increasingly to online formats, it's time to boost your online reference and curation skills with expert strategies and sources. In this webinar, infoDOCKET's Gary Price highlights free, quality, open web sources to help you and your patrons answer important questions. Now, more than ever before, marketing your library's reference services can help demonstrate the value of reference skills to key community stakeholders, including the chamber of commerce, city council, local press, and other service providers. Using freely available web sources, including web archiving and productivity tools, boost your skills in open web collection development and curation, to meet your community's changing information needs.
Presented by: Gary D. Price, MLIS, Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal's infoDOCKET, Information Industry Analyst, Librarian
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- New Report From Project Information Literacy: “How Students Engage with News”
- Event Registry
- GDELT Summary
- Global Go To Think Tank Index Reports, University of Pennsylvania, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report
- COVID-19: Reports From the Congressional Research Service and Legislative Research Organizations in Australia, Canada, EU, and UK, infoDOCKET
- U.S. Census Bureau Tip Sheets
- C-SPAN Video Library
- American Archive of Public Broadcasting
- YouTube Alerts for New Video, Upcoming Live Streams
- National Library of Medicine's Disaster Information Management Research Center, including New Disaster Lit Resources
- Save Page Now, from the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine
- Internet Archive TV News
- Mendeley by Elsevier
- WebJunction webinar, Is That Real? A Crash Course in Verifying Online Content, with News Literacy Project
- Additional resources shared in chat
27 May 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
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