DESK RESEARCH SKILLS
25 September 2007, London
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
COURSE LEADER: KATHY RODDY
Kathy is a qualified librarian and information manager with considerable experience of working in public, academic and specialist libraries. She also has senior management experience gained in the voluntary sector and for the past six years been a freelance trainer and consultant specialising in the LIS field.
9.15 Registration and coffee
9.45 Welcome and introduction
10.00 Types of research
10.15 Understanding the research brief
10.45 Research aims and objectives
11.30 Desk research strategy
11.45 Finding and accessing specialist libraries
12.00 Finding and using indexes and abstracting services
12.15 Internet search strategies
12.30 Internet resources for academic information
1.30 Internet resources for official information
2.00 Internet resources for business information
2.30 Internet resources for special interest groups
3.15 Internet resources for media information
3.45 Evaluating Internet resources
4.15 Presenting research findings
PLACES ARE LIMITED TO: 20
CILIP personal members: £170 plus VAT £199.75
CILIP institutional members: £205 plus VAT £240.88
Non members: £240 plus VAT £282.00
CILIP unwaged: £25 plus VAT £29.38
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