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LibGuides OPAL 2009
LibGuides OPAL 2009
LibGuides OPAL 2009
LibGuides OPAL 2009
LibGuides OPAL 2009
LibGuides OPAL 2009
LibGuides OPAL 2009
LibGuides OPAL 2009
LibGuides OPAL 2009
LibGuides OPAL 2009
LibGuides OPAL 2009
LibGuides OPAL 2009
LibGuides OPAL 2009
LibGuides OPAL 2009
LibGuides OPAL 2009
LibGuides OPAL 2009
LibGuides OPAL 2009
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  • 1. MELISSA MEGGITT ELECTRONIC RESOURCES LIBRARIAN WALSH UNIVERSITY LibGuides: Showing Students the Way
  • 2. Presentation Goals <ul><li>Detailed description of LibGuides, highlighting special features and social community </li></ul><ul><li>LibGuides as course guides and other creative uses </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrating Web 2.0 features </li></ul>
  • 3. What are LibGuides? <ul><li>Dynamic guides  </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted on SpringShare Site </li></ul><ul><li>Local Admin </li></ul><ul><li>Rich Text Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Web 2.0 Features </li></ul><ul><li>Embed in Course Management Site </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive Social Network Community </li></ul>
  • 4. LibGuide Community <ul><li>Community Site   Explore guides created by other librarians to get ideas or improve your own guides. Use guides from other libraries as template for your guides. </li></ul>
  • 5. LibGuide Lounge <ul><li>Springshare Lounge:   Good place to gather best practices, how-to's, tricks and featured guides </li></ul>
  • 6. How Walsh Uses LibGuides <ul><li>I first tried Squidoo - a free template software </li></ul>
  • 7. Squidoo Guide <ul><li>History Course: http://www.squidoo.com/hist308 </li></ul>
  • 8. Squidoo: Pros and Cons <ul><li>Pros of Squidoo: </li></ul><ul><li>Free! </li></ul><ul><li>Fairly easy to make </li></ul><ul><li>Popular with students and faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Required too much HTML knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Limited Admin control and statistics </li></ul>
  • 9. Background to LibGuides <ul><li>Started using guides in Spring 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Did not establish goals with guides, librarians have choice to create guides </li></ul><ul><li>Walsh did not have electronic subject guides prior to LibGuide purchase </li></ul>
  • 10. Walsh LibGuides Page
  • 11. Guides in Courses <ul><li>Mention in class </li></ul><ul><li>Work from them in class  </li></ul><ul><li>Insert into Coues Management System with no &quot;in class&quot; presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Embed video tutorials in guides </li></ul>
  • 12. Education Course http://walsh.libguides.com/EDF607
  • 13. Other Walsh Guides
  • 14. Guide as Library Website
  • 15. Guide for Writing Tips
  • 16. Web 2.0 Features <ul><li>LibGuides has many easy to use Web 2.0 Features </li></ul><ul><li>Book Icons </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded Video </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded Chat </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Polls </li></ul><ul><li>Student Link Submissions </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Search Widgets: EBSCO, GoogleScholar, Catalogs </li></ul>
  • 17. Web 2.0 Features

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