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Presentation by Michelle Dalton, Liaison Librarian at University College Dublin Library, at IFLA Information Literacy satellite meeting held in Limerick, Ireland on August 14th, 2014.

Presentation by Michelle Dalton, Liaison Librarian at University College Dublin Library, at IFLA Information Literacy satellite meeting held in Limerick, Ireland on August 14th, 2014.

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  • 1. Image: Richard Lee https://www.flickr.com/photos/70109407@N00/2097402250/ snakes or ladders? ladders? libguides ucd library michelle dalton ucd library @mishdalton or evaluating at project team: ros pan & josh clark (outreach) julia barrett, jane nolan & michael ladisch (research services) jennifer collery, lorna dodd & michelle dalton (client services)
  • 2. academic- led librarian -led online self- directed
  • 3. self- directed retrieving online
  • 4. self- directed online libguides subject guides
  • 5. one year subscription limited range of guides live date: may 2013 scope of the pilot
  • 6. project phases preparation design content management promotion evaluation 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • 7. content 3
  • 8. a first principles approach
  • 9. “They are not designed to serve either the experienced scholar or the reference librarian. They are for beginners who seek instruction in gathering the fundamental literature of a field new to them in every respect”. (Stevens et al., 1973, p. 41)
  • 10. “it’s not information overload, it’s filter failure” clay shirky (2008)
  • 11. introductory level integrated with existing offerings self-directed ‘take away’ solution the content
  • 12. evaluation 6
  • 13. preference for using the open web lack of awareness of their existence perception they ‘don’t need them’ why students don’t use subject guides (ouellelte, 2011)
  • 14. evaluation process start may 13 semester 1 nov/dec 13 end of pilot feb 14 ongoing feedback from academic staff & library staff qualitative feedback from students via face to face survey quantitative analysis of usage stats & analytics
  • 15. student feedback very low awareness of guides (18%) referencing information identified as particularly helpful “it covers everything you need“ “having everything in one place” “useful, pretty inclusive”
  • 16. Map Collections 9260 Theses Information 2815 Bibliometrics 1681 English, Drama & Film 1269 Economics 750 Sociology 708 Languages, Literatures & Linguistics 648 History & Archives 484 Applied Social Science 451 Politics & International Relations 445 quantitative data top ten guides by usage from sept-13 to feb-14
  • 17. guide level usage: sociology most students don’t explore libguides in fine detail: sociology libguide, views by page, feb 2014 Page Name Views Journal Articles & Databases 157 Introduction 152 Books & Websites 27 Datasets & Statistics 27 Newspapers & Sociology 13 Government & EU Information 12 Citing Information & Avoiding Plagiarism 12 400
  • 18. link level usage: sociology sociology libguide, clicks per link, feb 2014 Name Click-throughs Sociological Abstracts 121 JSTOR 45 Social Sciences Citation Index (ISI) 17 Social Sciences Full Text 14 Applied Social Science Index & Abstracts 6 Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) 3 Irish Qualitative Data Archive (IQDA) 3
  • 19. google analytics Region Sessions New Users Pgs/Session Ireland 1714 1196 2.59 United States 140 135 1.85 United Kingdom 118 112 1.94 Australia 31 28 1.45 Canada 23 23 1.96 France 9 8 3.33 India 9 9 1.67 Spain 7 7 1.43 Philippines 7 7 1.14 Brazil 6 6 1.50 Total 2165 1628 2.43 890 (52%) from UCD campus ethernet all libguides, feb 2014 data: josh clark, ucd library
  • 20. increase visibility & promotion further extend as cms for all elearning supports mainstream to all subject areas the outcome
  • 21. collaboration with academic staff think of the end user my five ‘take aways’ avoid information overload promote via f-to-f instruction integration with other supports
  • 22. Image: Druyts.t http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Snakes_and_ladders2.JPG thank you http://libguides.ucd.ie project team: ros pan & josh clark (outreach) julia barrett, jane nolan & michael ladisch (research services) jennifer collery, lorna dodd & michelle dalton (client services) read the paper: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5653 michelle dalton ucd library t @mishdalton

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