Guide to Reference Community
I just found this amazing resource, only to read that it is sunsetting. I could have (desperately) used this aggregate site of impressive resources as a new Medical Librarian 6 years ago. It's still very valuable. It's buried and the community is both hard to find and hard to get to, but what a treasure trove!
What I don't quite understand is that there is a new print edition of Guide to Reference out. Are they going entirely back to print or is this the final edition of the print version as well? The very nature of GtR lends itself to the online vehicle. I am more sorry than I can say to find out that it is funding(?) that has caused its demise. All that work--excellent, impressive, careful work--ended. It's a sad day. But I do plan on using it for as long as my trial membership holds out. Thank you all for creating such a stellar resource.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST
Join General Editor Denise Beaubien Bennett and ALA Publishing staff for an introduction to Guide to Reference, with more than 16,000 fully annotated entries describing essential print and web reference sources.
In this one-hour webinar you’ll discover the benefits of using Guide to Reference in your library and learn how to:
- Use Guide to Reference for reference, staff training, collection development, and LIS instruction.
- Uncover subject specific reference sources—both print and online resources.
- Use Editor’s Guides to track the evolution of reference sources within disciplines.
- Personalize Guide to Reference through user lists, notes, and sharing.
- Connect from Guide to Reference to sources in your collection.
- Set up a free trial!
Four video tours of some of Guide to Reference's powerful features are now online. Visit Guide to Reference at http://www.guidetoreference.org/ and click the "Take a Tour" button on the right side of the homepage.
- Browse, Single-box Search, and Advanced Search
See how to use the Guide's Browse, Single-box Search, and Advanced Search to quickly find authoritative sources.
- Editor's Guides
Take advantage of expert guidance offered in the Guide's introductory essays called Editor's Guides.
- Interactive Features and Sharing
Find out how to share the Guide's annotated entries using interactive features.
- Connecting to Your Collection
See how to locate sources described in the Guide's annotated entries.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
4:00 Eastern / 3:00 Central / 1:00 Pacific
Reference collections are changing, driven by technology and new patterns of use. Join Booklist's Mary Ellen Quinn, Editor of Reference Books Bulletin, and a group of library and publishing... experts as they talk about how the traditional reference collection is being transformed. Panelists include:
• David A. Tyckoson Associate Dean, Henry Madden Library, University of California Fresno
• Diana McDermott Vice President, Director of Marketing and Sales, M. E. Sharpe
• Vince Burns Executive Editorial Director, ABC-CLIO
• Jaime Hodge Managing Editor, World Book Online
• Darcy McCanless Professional Development Specialist, Encyclopaedia Britannica
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Thursday, December 3, 2009
3:00-4:00pm Central Time
Learn how your colleagues are effectively and efficiently integrating this valuable resource into their teaching to help provide practical job preparation. This webinar will familiarize you with the major features and benefits of Guide to Reference so you can easily incorporate the online resource into your own teaching—with free access.
Webinar panelists will address:
• What your students need to prepare them for reference work
• How Guide to Reference makes teaching sources easier
• How to sign up for free access for you and your students, including through online course management systems
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The Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) seeks applicants for the 2010 BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award, a cash award to assist a current library school student with an interest in business reference librarianship with attending the upcoming 2010 ALA Annual Conference.
Students enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school program are encouraged to apply for this travel scholarship—a $1,000 cash award to cover travel expenses incurred for participating in the conference, June 24-29 in Washington, D.C. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career as a business reference librarian, as well as the potential to become a leader in the profession. The award committee will examine the applicant’s demonstrated coursework, internships, jobs, special projects and/or related activities.
For more information go to http://www.ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pressreleases2009/november2009/brasstravelgrant_rusa.cfm.