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Combining Instruction Tools and User-Centered Design in
Improving Outreach and Navigation of
Global Studies Research Guide...
Need

Image made available by Wiki Commons
To: Global Studies Liaison Librarians
From: University Center for
International Studies
RE: Need LibGuides for Area Studie...
Challenge
Student navigation of complex LibGuides
Organization of hierarchical resources for
interdisciplinary subjects
In...
Strategies
Expanding the LibGuide as instructional tool with:
Tutorial videos embedded in LibGuides
“User-centered” design...
University Library System Video Tutorials
Jing Video Tutorial for Statistical Database
Arab Spring & Beyond Page:
Combined use of video, text, and page title to present
complex chronology of information
User-Centered Design: Duplicate Navigation Elements
User-Centered Design: Duplicate Navigation Elements
User-Centered Design: Duplicate Links to Research Help
Tools on Getting Started Page of Muslims in a Global
Context LibGui...
User-Centered Design: Consistent Organization

African Guide Country Page

Asian Guide Country Page
Direct Linkage of LibGuides for Accessibility & Visibility

Improving outreach through direct linkage of LibGuides to:
• A...
Direct Linkage to Related LibGuides
Link from Asian Country Research LibGuide to Subject
Specialist & Related LibGuides
Academic Program Web Site

Direct link to African Studies LibGuide
Link to LibGuides from CourseWeb/Blackboard
Best Practices
Universal web design:
• Consistent organization
• Less links to information
• Writing for the web
• Additio...
Bibliography
Miner, Jonathan, and Ross Alexander. 2010. "LibGuides in Political Science: Improving
Student Access, Researc...
Visit: Global Studies LibGuides at University of
Pittsburgh for Examples & Resources

African Studies and African Country ...
Questions?
Lois Kepes
Liaison Librarian, GSPIA, Economics, Global Studies,
African Studies,
University of Pittsburgh
lois@...
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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 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. 1. Combining Instruction Tools and User-Centered Design in Improving Outreach and Navigation of Global Studies Research Guides
  2. 2. Need Image made available by Wiki Commons
  3. 3. To: Global Studies Liaison Librarians From: University Center for International Studies RE: Need LibGuides for Area Studies
  4. 4. Challenge Student navigation of complex LibGuides Organization of hierarchical resources for interdisciplinary subjects Increased accessibility and visibility
  5. 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. 6. University Library System Video Tutorials
  7. 7. Jing Video Tutorial for Statistical Database
  8. 8. Arab Spring & Beyond Page: Combined use of video, text, and page title to present complex chronology of information
  9. 9. User-Centered Design: Duplicate Navigation Elements
  10. 10. User-Centered Design: Duplicate Navigation Elements
  11. 11. User-Centered Design: Duplicate Links to Research Help Tools on Getting Started Page of Muslims in a Global Context LibGuide
  12. 12. User-Centered Design: Consistent Organization African Guide Country Page Asian Guide Country Page
  13. 13. Direct Linkage of LibGuides for Accessibility & Visibility Improving outreach through direct linkage of LibGuides to: • Academic department web sites • Related LibGuides • Blackboard
  14. 14. Direct Linkage to Related LibGuides
  15. 15. Link from Asian Country Research LibGuide to Subject Specialist & Related LibGuides
  16. 16. Academic Program Web Site Direct link to African Studies LibGuide
  17. 17. Link to LibGuides from CourseWeb/Blackboard
  18. 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. 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. 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. 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
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