LibGuides @ LMU

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This presentation is part of the "LibGuides Tips & Tricks: Thinking Outside the Box" workshop at the LILAC Conference, Glasgow, 2012.

This presentation is part of the "LibGuides Tips & Tricks: Thinking Outside the Box" workshop at the LILAC Conference, Glasgow, 2012.

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  • LibGuides were embedded into Blackboard on January 6th 2011. Graduate students are heavy users of LibGuides (Education, Business, Art Therapy)
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  • LibGuides were embedded into Blackboard on January 6th 2011. (Published guide hits)

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  • 1. LibGuides at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Susan Gardner (susan.gardner@lmu.edu) Head of Reference & Instruction, LMU
  • 2. Loyola Marymount University (LMU)Using LibGuides since 2008Currently 315 total LibGuides179 public guides; 89 private guides; 47 unpublishedA unique LibGuide exists for each major and minorarea of studyEmbedded libraryh3lp chat widget into each LibGuide
  • 3. Types of LibGuidesCourse Guides: BIOLOGY Reading:111; ENGL 110 Jewish Studies Book ClubSubject Guides: Workshops:Communication Studies WikipediaCitation Guide:Citation Styles Event Guides: Faculty Pub NightGuides for Faculty:Copyright; InformationLiteracy
  • 4. Statistics: Top 10 LibGuidesGuide Hits (June 2010 - May 2011) Rank last year LibGuide Total 1 1 ENGL 110: College Writing 21,557 2 5 Education 10,315 3 2 Citation Styles 8,919 4 3 BIOL 112: General Biology II Laboratory 6,771 5 8 Communication Studies 6,470 6 - MBA - Masters in Business Administration 6,144 7 10 Art Therapy 5,710 8 - International Business 5,002 9 - AMCS 110: Intro to American Cultures 4,920 10 4 Management 4,852
  • 5. Statistics: Top 10 Course Guidesrank last year LibGuide Total 1 1 ENGL 110: College Writing 21557 2 2 BIOL 112: General Biology II Laboratory 6771 3 5 AMCS 110: Intro. to American Cultures 4920 4 3 ENGL 140: Intro. to Fiction 4606 5 4 CMST 100: Intro. to Public Speaking 3307 6 9 EDES 5001: Educational Psychology 3181 7 - CMST 140: Business & Professional Communication 2065 8 - THST 160: Intro. to Christian Ethics 1730 9 - ENGL 130: Intro. to Poetry 1710 10 - CMST 130: Argumentation & Debate 1485
  • 6. Statistics: Hits by MonthJune 3264July 5257August 5328September 31655October 22611November 19010December 9704January 14734February 19388March 15843April 17853May 6558 171,205
  • 7. Opportunities & Challenges Opportunities ChallengesAccommodates different Updating a challenge whenlearning styles links/content changeIncreased interactivity Standardization of “look andHosted system feel” a challenge vs. desire forReusable content creativityPersistent URLs Statistics on calendar year, notStatistics easy to run academic yearEasy to use/no coding
  • 8. MarketingLibGuide used inevery libraryinstruction classLinked from the“Get Help” pageand the library A-ZindexUsed to marketlibrary events,collections, etc.
  • 9. Direct Link in LMU’s Blackboard Course Management Template
  • 10. Positive FeedbackFaculty quote “The LibGuide for my course is ofmaximum value…I am thankful”Several guides nominated for Springshare’s “Bestof…Community” Guide SiteENGL 110 Guide received ACRL PRIMO Award in 2009