GEEK THE GUIDE: INNOVATIVE WAYS          TO USERESEARCH GUIDES   KRISTINA DEVOETEMPLE UNIVERSITY                    The Me...
GUIDE OPTIONS         |   GUIDE TOPICS         |   GUIDE TOOLS         | BEST PRACTICES         &    DISCUSSION         |F...
WHY GUIDES?
PURPOSE-DRIVEN       A TOOL FOR DISCOVERY      A TOOL FOR INSTRUCTION   A TOOL FOR CURRENT AWARENESSA TOOL FOR OUTREACH & ...
DYNAMIC – FLEXIBLE – INTERACTIVE          EASY TO USE
GUIDE OPTIONSJack & Jill ice cream truck, 1981. Temple University Libraries
OPEN SOURCE
FREELY AVAILABLE
SPRINGHARE‟S LIBGUIDES
GUIDE TOPICS    ACTIVITY
TOPICS GENERATED DURING ACTIVITY- “ART GALLERY”                     -    INFORMATION FOR THE    • ART SHOWING IN YOUR LIBR...
AVAILABLE TOOLSWoman testing air pressure on railroad cars, 1917. Temple University Libraries
IT‟S “NOT WHAT SPECIFIC TOOL IS BEING USED BUT HOW IT‟S USED TO RECONCEPTUALIZE SUBJECT GUIDES AS    DYNAMIC AND FREQUENTL...
BOOK COVER WIDGETS
CHAT WIDGETS
OTHER WIDGETS
SCREENCASTING TOOLS
ANIMATION TOOLS
BEST PRACTICESDen mothers try their hand at juggling, 1966. Temple University Libraries
DESIGNING  YOUR GUIDES            Man works on a fireback design, 1981.                      Temple University Libraries
- PLAN ON TRAINING AS NEEDED- KNOW WHO WILL BE CREATING WHAT GUIDE(S)- HAVE A GOAL AND INTENDED AUDIENCE FOR GUIDES- CONSI...
MARKETING  YOUR GUIDES            Everett Johnson eats a fiery lunch, 1977.                         Temple University Libr...
- MAKE GUIDES AVAILABLE AT POINT OF NEED  -   EXAMPLES: CMS/LMS (BLACKBOARD, MOODLE), URL IN COURSE SYLLABI- USE GUIDES CO...
ASSESSING  YOUR GUIDES            Whitman’s Chocolates laboratory, 1950.                       Temple University Libraries
- MONITOR GUIDE USAGE STATISTICS AS WELL AS  COMMENTS, TAGS, RATINGS, ETC.- MAINTAIN AN INVENTORY OF GUIDES, NOTING WHEN  ...
FUTURE DIRECTIONSGeneral Electric unveils model of space ferry, 1964 . Temple University Libraries
KRISTINA DEVOE           DEVOEK@TEMPLE.EDU       SLIDESHARE.NET/KMDEVOEIMAGES FROM TEMPLE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES DIGITAL COL...
Long Island Library Resources Council 2012
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"Geek the Guide: Innovative Ways to Use Research Guides." Presentation given to Long Island Library Resources Council in September 2012.

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    1. 1. GEEK THE GUIDE: INNOVATIVE WAYS TO USERESEARCH GUIDES KRISTINA DEVOETEMPLE UNIVERSITY The Mechanical Man, 1936. Temple University Libraries
    2. 2. GUIDE OPTIONS | GUIDE TOPICS | GUIDE TOOLS | BEST PRACTICES & DISCUSSION |FUTURE DIRECTIONS Long Island Sound, 1947. Temple University Libraries
    3. 3. WHY GUIDES?
    4. 4. PURPOSE-DRIVEN A TOOL FOR DISCOVERY A TOOL FOR INSTRUCTION A TOOL FOR CURRENT AWARENESSA TOOL FOR OUTREACH & COLLABORATION
    5. 5. DYNAMIC – FLEXIBLE – INTERACTIVE EASY TO USE
    6. 6. GUIDE OPTIONSJack & Jill ice cream truck, 1981. Temple University Libraries
    7. 7. OPEN SOURCE
    8. 8. FREELY AVAILABLE
    9. 9. SPRINGHARE‟S LIBGUIDES
    10. 10. GUIDE TOPICS ACTIVITY
    11. 11. TOPICS GENERATED DURING ACTIVITY- “ART GALLERY” - INFORMATION FOR THE • ART SHOWING IN YOUR LIBRARY COLLEGE-BOUND • ARTISTS/CURRENT EXHIBITS - CAREER SOURCES- WHAT A LIBRARY CARD CAN DO FOR YOU - ESL SOURCES- “HOW TOs” - COPYRIGHT • HOW TO…DOWNLOAD BOOKS - STAFF/INTERNAL USE- NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS - PLAGIARISM • USING TURNITIN- EDUCATION (PUBLIC LIBRARY ENVIRONMENT) - MOBILE DEVICES • ADULT EDUCATION • BEST PRACTICES • HIGH SCHOOL - LIBGUIDE AS COURSE CMS- READERS‟ ADVISORY - „SO YOU‟RE WRITING A TERM- LOCAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY PAPER‟ • VETTING YOUR SOURCES- EXPLAINING PRIMARYSOURCES
    12. 12. AVAILABLE TOOLSWoman testing air pressure on railroad cars, 1917. Temple University Libraries
    13. 13. IT‟S “NOT WHAT SPECIFIC TOOL IS BEING USED BUT HOW IT‟S USED TO RECONCEPTUALIZE SUBJECT GUIDES AS DYNAMIC AND FREQUENTLY UPDATED CONTENT.” - DONA EKART, “TECH TIPS FOR EVERY LIBRARIAN,” COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES, APRIL 2009
    14. 14. BOOK COVER WIDGETS
    15. 15. CHAT WIDGETS
    16. 16. OTHER WIDGETS
    17. 17. SCREENCASTING TOOLS
    18. 18. ANIMATION TOOLS
    19. 19. BEST PRACTICESDen mothers try their hand at juggling, 1966. Temple University Libraries
    20. 20. DESIGNING YOUR GUIDES Man works on a fireback design, 1981. Temple University Libraries
    21. 21. - PLAN ON TRAINING AS NEEDED- KNOW WHO WILL BE CREATING WHAT GUIDE(S)- HAVE A GOAL AND INTENDED AUDIENCE FOR GUIDES- CONSIDER GUIDE NAMING CONVENTIONS FOR CONSISTENCY- CONSIDER GUIDE ARCHITECTURE- CONDISER WRITING STYLES & WEB READING HABITS- CONSIDER CREATING A TEMPLATE GUIDE CONTAINING CONTENT BOXES WHICH CAN BE REPURPOSED AS NEEDED
    22. 22. MARKETING YOUR GUIDES Everett Johnson eats a fiery lunch, 1977. Temple University Libraries
    23. 23. - MAKE GUIDES AVAILABLE AT POINT OF NEED - EXAMPLES: CMS/LMS (BLACKBOARD, MOODLE), URL IN COURSE SYLLABI- USE GUIDES CONSISTENTLY IN LIBRARY INSTRUCTION, REFERENCE TRANSCATIONS, ETC.- ESTABLISH SYNERGY WITH YOUR OTHER SOCIAL SITES - FEATURE ON BLOGS, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, ETC.- CONSIDER FEATURING A FEW ROTATING GUIDES ON YOUR LIBRARY WEBSITE
    24. 24. ASSESSING YOUR GUIDES Whitman’s Chocolates laboratory, 1950. Temple University Libraries
    25. 25. - MONITOR GUIDE USAGE STATISTICS AS WELL AS COMMENTS, TAGS, RATINGS, ETC.- MAINTAIN AN INVENTORY OF GUIDES, NOTING WHEN THEY ARE REGULARLY UPDATED- CREATE A POLICY FOR ADDING, DELETING, & SUPPRESSING GUIDES- CONSIDER FORMING A GROUP TO CONDUCT REGULAR USABILITY STUDIES ON GUIDES- SHARE ASSESMENT WITH VESTED PARTIES - ADMINISTRATORS, SYSTEM DEPARTMENTS, REFERENCE TEAMS, ETC.
    26. 26. FUTURE DIRECTIONSGeneral Electric unveils model of space ferry, 1964 . Temple University Libraries
    27. 27. KRISTINA DEVOE DEVOEK@TEMPLE.EDU SLIDESHARE.NET/KMDEVOEIMAGES FROM TEMPLE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES DIGITAL COLLECTIONS Thank You!
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