Step Away from the Desk: Embedded and Roving Reference Services

Course Description
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Times have changed -- librarians and library staff can no longer sit and wait at the reference desk for patrons and students to come to them, instead, they have to meet them where they are. In this course, you'll learn how librarians are employing embedded and roving reference models to meet their patrons and students online and outside the physical library building. We will explore various embedded and roving reference service models, discuss best practices for implementation, marketing strategies, and techniques to assess the effectiveness of the service.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Identify the various models for embedded and roving reference services
  • Develop a plan to implement and market an embedded and roving reference service
  • Assess the effectiveness of the service
Target Audience: 
Reference/instruction librarians and staff.
Prerequisites: 

None

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 
  • Students will participate in class discussion and complete individual assignments.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$70
Amigos Member Fee: 
$95
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$130
Non-member Fee: 
$155
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