Reference & User Services Quarterly

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ISSN / EISSN : 10949054 / 10949054
Current Publisher: American Library Association (10.5860)
Total articles ≅ 1,828
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Amanda K. Sprochi
Reference & User Services Quarterly, Volume 58, pp 263-263; doi:10.5860/rusq.58.4.7161

Abstract:This two-volume set from Greenwood explores eating disorders and their causes, treatment, and prevention. The editor, Justine Reel, is a researcher and licensed counselor specializing in disordered eating, obesity prevention, and sports psychology, and she has assembled a knowledgeable team of psychologists, nutritionists, eating disorder specialists, and researchers as contributors to this encyclopedia. Articles in the volume are listed alphabetically and include topics on medical and psychological disorders, sports medicine and exercise, popular culture, therapies, and comorbidities common to eating disorder patients.
Lisa Williams
Reference & User Services Quarterly, Volume 58, pp 261-262; doi:10.5860/rusq.58.4.7160

Abstract:Transform and Thrive is a rather eclectic short volume written by five librarians from the Carrol County (MD) Public Library. It is part aspirational cheerleader for change agents and part historical humanities lesson, coupled with a dash of program and service ideas.
Elaine Warner
Reference & User Services Quarterly, Volume 58, pp 259-260; doi:10.5860/rusq.58.4.7156

Abstract:In Maximizing School Librarian Leadership, Moreillon blends the 2018 AASL National School Library Standards and the concepts of Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in your School by Carol Kuhlthau, Leslie Maniotes, and Ann Caspari (Libraries Unlimited, 2012). Moreillon tasks the school librarian to join the school leadership team in promoting inquiry learning through advocacy and professional development. By helping their school build a culture that supports a shared vision, the school librarian can help teachers embrace new ways of teaching with inquiry learning. Moreillon does an outstanding job of showing how the AASL standards and the Guided Inquiry Design (GID) model combined creates a deeper learning experience for students. The book outlines multiple strategies for inquiry learning but focuses primarily on using the GID model.
Jessica Hilbun Schwartz
Reference & User Services Quarterly, Volume 58, pp 260-261; doi:10.5860/rusq.58.4.7158

Abstract:Finding the right book for the right reader at the right time is a perennial goal for librarians, particularly those who serve adolescents. Even the most seasoned teen services librarians will tell you that being a literary matchmaker is incredibly challenging. Teens can be a fickle bunch, and they are not always great at communicating their needs. Furthermore, young adult (YA) literature is a booming field, and keeping up with it can be daunting. Successful readers’ advisory for teen patrons requires knowing about teens and YA literature, as well as how to talk to teens about books. In The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Teen Literature, Angela Carstensen aims to teach librarians—both those who work directly with teens or teen materials and those who do not—the necessary knowledge to become teen readers’ advisory masters.
Paula Barnett-Ellis
Reference & User Services Quarterly, Volume 58, pp 260-260; doi:10.5860/rusq.58.4.7157

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Holly Luetkenhaus
Reference & User Services Quarterly, Volume 58, pp 259-259; doi:10.5860/rusq.58.4.7155

Abstract:For those engaging with first-year students and planning first-year programs in academic libraries, the library orientation is a key part of the work we do. “Library orientation” is often a catch-all term that is used to describe many types of library activities aimed at new college students, including in-class sessions, tours, online tutorials, and more. For a librarian revising an existing orientation program or starting from scratch, the possibilities are almost limitless, and it can be daunting to weed through the many options and settle on one that works for your library, your institution, and your students.
Patrick Baumann
Reference & User Services Quarterly, Volume 58, pp 258-259; doi:10.5860/rusq.58.4.7154

Abstract:In any field, research is a process involving many steps and can feel overwhelming even to experienced researchers, with many researchers wondering where to start. As a means to combat this challenge, Keys to Running Successful Research Projects: All the Things They Never Teach You by Katherine Christian is a how-to manual for academic researchers. It accounts for those in every level of the academic experience, from doctoral students to early career professionals to research leaders. However, the focus is on early career professionals, especially in the sciences.
Brigitte Billeaudeaux, Rachel E. Scott
Reference & User Services Quarterly, Volume 58, pp 246-256; doi:10.5860/rusq.58.4.7151

Abstract:This exploratory study aims to improve librarian support for undergraduate users as they find, access, evaluate, and appropriately use primary source materials in their research. By approaching object-based information literacy instruction via the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Framework), this project will promote use of academic library special collections and archives in ways that reinforce the theoretical approach espoused by that document. Primary source evaluations collected before and after one semester of Framework-based instruction indicate that the concepts identified therein are relevant to and support learning with primary sources.
Teralee Elbasri
Reference & User Services Quarterly, Volume 58, pp 258-258; doi:10.5860/rusq.58.4.7153

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Neal Wyatt
Reference & User Services Quarterly, Volume 58, pp 256-257; doi:10.5860/rusq.58.4.7152

Abstract:The CODES List is a new initiative from CODES, and the CODES List: Cookbooks is the first list in the series. This inaugural selection of essential cookbooks—announced at ALA Midwinter—highlights titles for both avid home chefs and those just learning the rewards of making a meal. The list further supports those who appreciate the many joys of reading cookbooks, even if they rarely venture into the kitchen. As judged by librarians who cooked from them and hosted book groups about them, these are the cookbooks from 2018 that will stand the test of time, become reliable favorites, and nourish readers.