Course + Subject Guides: Evolved Learning Spaces or Instructional Crutches?

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Presented at the 2012 Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) Annual Conference with Amy Pajewski

Presented at the 2012 Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) Annual Conference with Amy Pajewski

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  • 1. course +subject guidesevolved learning spaces or instructional crutches?Amy Pajewski / West Texas A&M UniversityErin Dorney / Millersville UniversityPennsylvania Library Association Annual ConferenceOctober 1, 2012 #PALA12
  • 2. WHOWHYHOW ?
  • 3. state of the state
  • 4. “do librarians makesubject guides withstudents in mind, ORare subject guidesmade as tools for otherreference librarians?”
  • 5. WEB DESIGNER:too complicated... not sure where to start... busy...competing for my attention... could be more intuitive...
  • 6. STUDENTS:1. negative connotations - “stressed” + “overwhelmed”2. audience confusion - “professors” + “high schoolers”3. when? all over the place
  • 7. STUDENTS:so many words... change font/colors... tag cloud = pointless...everything blends together... seems random... no hierarchy...why do i need a link to google...
  • 8. could we makelibraries moreintuitive so thatstudents wouldn’tneed landing pages ora “map” to the library?
  • 9. thank you!questions + discussionAmy Pajewski / West Texas A&M University / apajewski@wtamu.edu / @alpajewsErin Dorney / Millersville University / erin.dorney@millersville.edu / @edorneyResources: bit.ly/guides12 #PALA12