ERIC Number: ED357760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Reference Librarian Orientation/Training Program, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.
Harton, Jack H.
This paper presents a description of the Old Dominion University's (Virginia) Reference Librarian Orientation Program designed to ease the transition of reference librarians new to the school and its reference department. The program introduces the reference librarian to the library, the reference department, and the university itself and consists of 3 weeks of scheduled meetings, training sessions, and observation periods, followed by 5 weeks of working with reference librarians on the reference desk. The orientation plan provides information on how the program is to be supervised; outlines the program and explains each component listed in the outline; presents a suggested checklist for the Head of Reference to follow when meeting with the new reference librarian; offers a checklist of personnel/university information necessary for a new librarian; and presents an assigned and optional reading list of materials concerning the reference department, the library, and the university. (GLR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA.