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LibGuides are a great tool for special librarians. They can be used for course guides, general information, or for specific informational applications.

LibGuides are a great tool for special librarians. They can be used for course guides, general information, or for specific informational applications.

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  • 1. LibGuides: A collaborative productivity tool UNYSLA Presentation Linda Galloway September 25, 2009
  • 2. LibGuides
    • A SpringShare Product –
    • “ We put the librarian back in the Online Library”
    • Content management and library knowledge sharing system
    • Uses:
      • Share knowledge and information
      • Create multimedia content
      • Promote library resources
  • 3. Why use LibGuides?
    • Librarians have control over created content
    • Can tailor a guide to a particular user group
      • Students
      • Faculty
      • Staff
    • Multiple authors possible
    • Large community of contributing authors sharing design information
  • 4. Examples of LibGuides Uses
    • Course guide – librarian and instructor collaborate to create guide
    • General resource guide – a “how to” for library resources and services
    • Faculty/staff guide – assistance in finding research funding. Also highlight the connection between the library and research.
  • 5. Customizable
    • Guides are very customizable, but some institutions standardize look and available features
    • Can rename, reorder pages and content on pages
    • Large community of LibGuides users – can view and glean ideas from others’ pages
  • 6. Libguide staff
  • 7. Simple Course Guide created with biology professor
  • 8. Guide to library resources and services Added value to information – institutionally authored papers in a RSS feed
  • 9. Specialized guide for research faculty
  • 10. Add value to pages – create interest in your guide Combined RSS Feed from Scopus and Web of Science – used Yahoo Pipes and Feedburner to set up feeds
  • 11. “ Steal” ideas from others’ guides Created Slideshare acct (similar to YouTube) and uploaded code into ‘ Embedded Video’ box
  • 12. Very flexible - can reorder, rename pages
  • 13. Users can subscribe to selected RSS Feeds
  • 14. Good place to save documents for easy accessibility
  • 15. Link to pages in guides created at other locations (with permission) This page developed by Deborah Lee, Ph.D, Mississippi State University. Used with permission
  • 16. Help and Ideas
    • SpringShare Community Group
      • Ask for demo account
      • Create and save guides – free!!
    • Browse other public guides within LibGuides
      • Can add pages or parts of pages from other guides
    • Libguides are fun and easy to create
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  • 19. Cost?
    • Ask for free demo account
    • Very reasonable cost:
      • The annual license fee ranges from $899 to $2,999 ($549 for K-12 libraries), based on size of institution and number of libraries
  • 20. Value
    • Allows librarians to repackage information and tailor it to their constituents.
    • Adds value to information by making it more useful and easier to interpret.
    • Allows collaboration within the library and with other departments in your institution.
    • Emphasizes the connection between the library and other essential campus functions.
  • 21. Questions?
  • 22. Doodle
  • 23. Doodle Polls
    • Free and easy polling software
    • Use to make a decision
      • Scheduling
      • Make choices
    • Works great to help schedule cross-institutional meetings
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  • 25.
    • Why open an account?
    • Your polls at one glance: participate, edit and close from your dashboard. (If you don’t, you can’t edit your own poll.)
    • Doodle will recognize you and protect your entries from others.
    • Invite participants directly from Doodle (optionally access your Google or Outlook addressbook).
    • Subscribe to Doodle via ics calendar feed in Outlook, Google Calendar or iCal.
    • If you subscribe to our Newsletter, we'll keep you updated with our latest developments.
  • 26. Many options now available
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  • 29. Please pick the times you are available to meet
  • 30. Fun and easy – makes scheduling events a breeze! www.doodle.com