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  • LIBGUIDES: GET CONNECTED @ THE PARKLAND LIBRARY
  • LibGuides
    • What the what? A “what” guide?
    • Or, as we like to say, course guides
  • WHAT ARE LIBGUIDES?
    • "LibGuides is the amazingly popular , easy to use , web 2.0 content management and library knowledge sharing system. Libraries use it to create attractive multimedia content, share knowledge and information , and promote library resources to the community. Academic, Public, Special, and School Libraries find LibGuides an ideal solution for subject guides , information portals, course guides , community guides , research help , faculty/teacher support , etc." ( Springshare)
  • EVOLUTION OF A GUIDE
    • 2006
  • EVOLUTION OF A GUIDE
    • 2008
  • EVOLUTION OF A GUIDE
    • 2009
  • EVOLUTION OF A GUIDE
    • 2010
  • BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY
    • Easiest: Library web site (parkland.edu/library)
  • ARTICLES & DATABASES
  • TITLE LIST
  • TOPIC GUIDES
  • COURSE GUIDES
  • NUMBERS
    • 91 published guides
    • Guide Hits
      • 2010 = over 17,500
      • 2011 = over 100,000
  • BIGGEST USERS
    • In 2011, our largest number of hits come from:
      • BIO 122 = 5,386
      • SPE 101 = 2,691
      • Faculty/Staff Services = 2,613
      • CHE 106 = 2,280
  • ANATOMY OF A GUIDE
  • ANGEL / ONLINE CLASS
    • Work with librarian to set up guide for your class
    • Easy to insert a link into Angel / Online class
    • Take advantage of Ask a Librarian chat box
    • Students who aren’t on campus, get help they need
    • Faculty can even request their own content be added to the guide
  • MULTIMEDIA
    • Embed videos to illustrate examples
    • Add interactive poll questions
    • Use podcasts and RSS feeds to list latest news
  • STUDENT BENEFITS
    • Relevant resources for their needs
    • Accommodates multiple learning styles
    • Online – especially useful for distance ed
    • Available 24/7 – when library isn’t open
    • Easy to use
    • One-stop-shop for research
  • FACULTY BENEFITS
    • Tailored online guide for your class
    • Confident students are getting credible resources put together by librarians
    • Add own content to guide
    • Online Online Online
    • You get to work with the fabulous Parkland librarians.
  • QUESTIONS?
    • Who’s in?
    • Schedule an appointment with a librarian
    • Email request to: [email_address]
    • Contact me with more questions:
      • [email_address]