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    • MELISSA MEGGITT ELECTRONIC RESOURCES LIBRARIAN WALSH UNIVERSITY LibGuides: Showing Students the Way
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • LibGuide Lounge
      • Springshare Lounge:   Good place to gather best practices, how-to's, tricks and featured guides
    • How Walsh Uses LibGuides
      • I first tried Squidoo - a free template software
    • Squidoo Guide
      • History Course: http://www.squidoo.com/hist308
    • 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
    • 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
    • Walsh LibGuides Page
    • 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
    • Education Course http://walsh.libguides.com/EDF607
    • Other Walsh Guides
    • Guide as Library Website
    • Guide for Writing Tips
    • 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
    • Web 2.0 Features