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"Geek the Guide: Innovative Ways to Use Research Guides." Presentation given to Long Island Library Resources Council in September 2012.

"Geek the Guide: Innovative Ways to Use Research Guides." Presentation given to Long Island Library Resources Council in September 2012.

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  • GEEK THE GUIDE: INNOVATIVE WAYS TO USERESEARCH GUIDES KRISTINA DEVOETEMPLE UNIVERSITY The Mechanical Man, 1936. Temple University Libraries
  • GUIDE OPTIONS | GUIDE TOPICS | GUIDE TOOLS | BEST PRACTICES & DISCUSSION |FUTURE DIRECTIONS Long Island Sound, 1947. Temple University Libraries
  • WHY GUIDES?
  • PURPOSE-DRIVEN A TOOL FOR DISCOVERY A TOOL FOR INSTRUCTION A TOOL FOR CURRENT AWARENESSA TOOL FOR OUTREACH & COLLABORATION
  • 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 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
  • 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 FREQUENTLY UPDATED CONTENT.” - DONA EKART, “TECH TIPS FOR EVERY LIBRARIAN,” COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES, APRIL 2009
  • 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- 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
  • MARKETING YOUR GUIDES Everett Johnson eats a fiery lunch, 1977. Temple University Libraries
  • - 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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 COLLECTIONS Thank You!