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Research beyond the library walls


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    • 1.
    • 2. Research Beyond the Library Walls
      Using LibGuides to help with research at high school
      TLA presentation
      April 15, 2011
      Zandra Lopez and Diana Pierce
      Leander ISD
    • 3. Handouts? See our LibGuide!!
    • 4. From Buffy Hamilton, The Unquiet Librarian---
      Ultimately, my investment in LibGuides is an investment in my library program.    I feel that the integration of LibGuides into my library program since February 2009 has played a major role in improving the quality of my library instruction and service.  I am empowered to integrate a diverse range of information sources and instructional support materials in an organized manner that works for my students and makes it easy for them to navigate the broad range of resources I can provide for a collaboratively designed research project.
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    • 9.
    • 10.
    • 11. IB project
    • 12. AP Senior summer literature project--LHS
    • 13. Explorers project for Coach Girard
    • 14. Theater project--VHS
    • 15. Country guide
    • 16. Junior project
    • 17. Standard research page—copy whole page or just individual boxes
    • 18. Sandbox page
    • 19. Middle school project
    • 20. Elementary school library
    • 21.
    • 22. 12,308 hits
      Jan-April 11, 2011
    • 23. Summary of hits from 2010
      39,323 hits for all of 2010
    • 24.
    • 25. FAQ
    • 26. A user sent feedback for the page (Explorers--Coach Girard - Home)
      Was this information helpful: Yes
      Comments: 'it was good and well thought out peices (from student) of information that helped me earn an “A”on my project.'
      How useful is this page/guide: 4
      A user sent feedback for the page (Europe project--World Geography - Home)
      Was this information helpful: Yes
      Comments: 'It had all of the information I needed to write my paper and do my project. It cut the normal time it takes to research in half, and was very useful information. Plus, I knew all of my sites were creditable! I wish all of my teachers would do this!'
      How useful is this page/guide: 5
    • 27. Notification of reuse
      MelokkaSpittler ( at Vista Ridge High School ( has just created a guide called Senior Project, and they used your guide Senior Project as a template.
      We thought you'd like to know!
    • 28. Notice to collaborator:
      Diana Pierce ( would like your help with their "Leander High School International Baccalaureate Program" guide. Diana has created a special "Collaborator" account for you which you can use to log on and edit this guide.
      Password: 852a0e0d
      If you have questions, Diana ( can show you how to edit content within the guide, or you can visit for more information.
    • 29. Bibliography
      Block, Marylaine. “Teaching Kids Indirectly.” Library Journal; Summer 2001: 33-34. Ebsco. Web. 23 Mar. 2010. <‌login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=5170958&site=ehost-live>.
      Crawford, Walt. “One, Two, Some, Many: Search Results and Meaning.” Online Jan.-Feb. 2010: 58-60. Ebsco. Web. 23 Mar. 2010. <‌login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=48218632&site=ehost-live>.
      Hamilton, Buffy J. “It’s in the way that you use it:What Library 2.0 Means to Me.” The Unquiet Librarian. Edublogs, 7 Apr. 2010. Web. 27 Apr. 2010. <‌?s=springshare>.
      • - -. “Top Ten Reasons Why I love LibGuides.” The Unquiet Librarian. Edublogs, 16 Apr. 2010. Web. 27 Apr. 2010. <‌?s=springshare>.
      Minkel, Walter. “They Can’t Always Find What They Want.” School Library Journal Aug. 2004: 29. Ebsco. Web. 23 Mar. 2010. <‌login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=14072663&site=ehost-live>.
      Moran, Mark. “Young Learners Need Librarians, Not Just Google.” Forbes.comLLC, 22 Mar. 2010. Web. 1 Nov. 2010. <‌2010/‌03/‌22/‌moran-librarian-skills-intelligent-investing-google_2.html>.