WPWVC/ACRL 2013 Spring Meeting co-presentation Powerpoint slides for "Combining Instructional Tools and User-Centered Design in Improving Outreach and Navigation of Global Studies Research Guides"

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These Powerpoint slides were used to co-present "Combining Instructional Tools and User-Centered Design in Improving Outreach and Navigation of Global Studies Research Guides" at the WPWVC/ACRL 2013 …

These Powerpoint slides were used to co-present "Combining Instructional Tools and User-Centered Design in Improving Outreach and Navigation of Global Studies Research Guides" at the WPWVC/ACRL 2013 Spring Meeting. The presentation discussed strategies used to improve accessibility and visibility of LibGuides online research guides developed for academic global studies programs by WPWVC/ACRL members Lois Kepes and Dawnlyn Diehl

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  • 1. Combining Instruction Tools and User-Centered Design in Improving Outreach and Navigation of Global Studies Research Guides
  • 2. Need Image made available by Wiki Commons
  • 3. To: Global Studies Liaison Librarians From: University Center for International Studies RE: Need LibGuides for Area Studies
  • 4. Challenge Student navigation of complex LibGuides Organization of hierarchical resources for interdisciplinary subjects Increased accessibility and visibility
  • 5. Strategies Expanding the LibGuide as instructional tool with: Tutorial videos embedded in LibGuides “User-centered” design Writing for the web Direct linkage with other instructional tools
  • 6. University Library System Video Tutorials
  • 7. Jing Video Tutorial for Statistical Database
  • 8. Arab Spring & Beyond Page: Combined use of video, text, and page title to present complex chronology of information
  • 9. User-Centered Design: Duplicate Navigation Elements
  • 10. User-Centered Design: Duplicate Navigation Elements
  • 11. User-Centered Design: Duplicate Links to Research Help Tools on Getting Started Page of Muslims in a Global Context LibGuide
  • 12. User-Centered Design: Consistent Organization African Guide Country Page Asian Guide Country Page
  • 13. Direct Linkage of LibGuides for Accessibility & Visibility Improving outreach through direct linkage of LibGuides to: • Academic department web sites • Related LibGuides • Blackboard
  • 14. Direct Linkage to Related LibGuides
  • 15. Link from Asian Country Research LibGuide to Subject Specialist & Related LibGuides
  • 16. Academic Program Web Site Direct link to African Studies LibGuide
  • 17. Link to LibGuides from CourseWeb/Blackboard
  • 18. Best Practices Universal web design: • Consistent organization • Less links to information • Writing for the web • Additional navigation elements Combining instructional tools to present resources: • Video • LibGuides • Blackboard • Use with other instructional tools?
  • 19. Bibliography Miner, Jonathan, and Ross Alexander. 2010. "LibGuides in Political Science: Improving Student Access, Research, and Information Literacy." Journal Of Information Literacy 4, no. 1: 40-54. Library Literature & Information Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson), EBSCOhost (accessed October 31, 2013). Sonsteby, Alec, and Jennifer Dejonghe. 2013. "Usability Testing, User-Centered Design, and LibGuides Subject Guides: A Case Study." Journal Of Web Librarianship 7, no. 1: 8394. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, EBSCOhost (accessed January 20, 2014). Pittsley, Kate A.1, kpittsle@emich.edu, and Sara2, smemmott@emich.edu Memmott. 2012. "Improving Independent Student Navigation of Complex Educational Web Sites: An Analysis of Two Navigation Design Changes in LibGuides." Information Technology & Libraries 31, no. 3: 52-64. Library Literature & Information Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson), EBSCOhost (accessed October 31, 2013).
  • 20. Visit: Global Studies LibGuides at University of Pittsburgh for Examples & Resources African Studies and African Country Resources Asian Country Research Global Studies & GSPIA Databases Muslims in a Global Context
  • 21. Questions? Lois Kepes Liaison Librarian, GSPIA, Economics, Global Studies, African Studies, University of Pittsburgh lois@pitt.edu Dawnlyn Diehl LibGuide Assistant , MLIS Student, University of Pittsburgh dawnlyn@pitt.edu