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

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