CUSTOMIZE YOUR
LIBRARY’S RESEARCH
NEEDS WITH
LIBGUIDES
West Morris Regional High School District
The Library Media Centers
My Home Page
www.wmrhsd.libguides.com
Quick Introduction
http://goanimate.com/videos/0hvDU57GlCQk?utm_source=linkshare&utm_medium=linkshare&utm_c
ampaign=userco...
LEGOS FOR LIBRARIES
Pages Boxes
Add and Edit Boxes and Pages
Digitally Platform for Your Library Services
Index of Published and
Unpublished Guides
http://wmrhsd.libguides.com/admin_guideindex.php
Great vehicle for Removing outdated
Stereotypes of your Library
How To Use LibGuides for Library Research and
Services…?
L I B G U I D E C O M M U N I T Y
H T T P : / / L I B G U I D E S . C O M / C O M M U N I T Y . P H P ? M
= G
B E S T O F ...
Don’t
Reinvent
the
Wheel…us
e
templates!
Ask and you shall receive…!
 http://wmrhsd.libguides.com/aecontent.php?pid=570055
Figure out what teachers want and/or need!
Customize, Customize, Customize…
http://wmrhsd.libguides.com/content.p
hp?pid=5...
 Get the assignment*
 *If it’s a Google Doc, ask
teacher to share
 Link the assignment to the
LibGuide
 Meet with teac...
The Crucible – Mendham Sophomore
Orientation
 Demonstrated book and
database searching
 Includes assignment
 Add a surv...
Reach out to Teachers who will appreciate what
you do for them!
World History Guide
http://wmrhsd.libguides.com/content.ph...
Search a teacher’s or departmental
website to see what units are coming up
http://wmrhsd.libguides.com/aecontent.php?pid=5...
After making a guide that fits a unit
 Surprise Teachers with it by
emailing them the link.
 Suggest that they add the l...
Infuse Life
into Some of Your Traditional Services
Add a Special Touch to Your Traditional Lessons
Reader’s Advisory
Reader’s Advisory
http://wmrhsd.libguid
es.com/aecontent.php?
pid=430349&sid=4425
698
Bibliographies
Bibliographies
http://wmrhsd.libguides.c
om/aecontent.php?pid=43
2612
Website Evaluation
Website Evaluation
http://www.wmrhsd.libguide
s.com/content.php?pid=5577
46&sid=4619607
The Research Process
Research Process
http://wmrhsd.libguides.com
/aecontent.php?pid=539362
MLA Works Cited
MLA Works Cited
http://wmrhsd.libgui
des.com/aecontent.ph
p?pid=547449
Summer Reading
Summer Reading
http://wmrhsd.libgui
des.com/aecontent.p
hp?pid=471935
Book Club
Book Club
http://wmrhsd.lib
guides.com/digita
lbookclub
Support Extra-Curricular Activities
Support Extra-
curricular
http://wmrhsd.li
bguides.com/aec
ontent.php?pid=
545628
Library Orientations
Orientation
http://wmrhsd.li
bguides.com/aeco
ntent.php?pid=52
5789
Newsletter
Newsletter
http://wmrhsd.li
bguides.com/cont
ent.php?pid=546
536
New Books
New Books Display
http://wmrhsd.libguides.c
om/content.php?pid=5717
47
Integrates
Social Media
and Web 2.0
•Good Reads List
•GoAnimate videos
•YouTube Videos
•Voicethreads
•Google Slides
•Voki
...
Box Types allow you to do different things
Time to Press the Publicity Button!
Tweet About it….
Encourage Teachers to Register for email Alerts
 Send teachers the link to
Register for email alerts
when new LibGuides a...
Add LibGuides Widget to a Newsletter….
 Example:
What’s New in
the Library –
Winter 2014
 http://wmrhsd.libguides.
com/w...
Show off your Usage Data
View Individual Guide Usage Data
What do other Librarians have to Say?
 http://dlpierce2litguide.blogspot.com/2011/11/libguides-
growing.html
http://www.learningandleading-
digital.com/learning_leading/20110910/?pg=33&
pm=2&u1=friend - pg33
#1… Add a survey to the guide, (if
teacher is interested), Suggest to
teachers that they use survey as an
optional homewor...
#2… Create a guide of reusable
boxes that you can store in one
place, and copy from later.
#3…Build your confidence (and
LibGuide collection) by selecting a
template on a general topic of
interest to the library, ...
#4…Reach out to teacher’s
individually, rather than reaching
out to department heads.
#5…Add a Table of Contents box to
home page if your Guide has more
than one page.
#6…Include a tab/page back to the
school’s LMC
#7…If using another guide as a
template, make sure all links all.
#8…Offer teacher’s a tour of the
guide, (either to them individually,
or to the class). If you present the
guide to the cl...
#9…Have students follow a guide
presentation using chrome books or
laptops. This gives them hands-on
experience!
#10…email link of the guide to
relevant teacher and encourage
them to link your guide on their
class Website
#11…Use the excellent LibGuide
Training and tutorials to expand
your skills. I especially like the
archived Training Webin...
#12…Visually Prioritize the boxes
and pages of your guide.
LibGuide Contact Information
 Ginna Nicolas (Regional Sales Consultant)
 ginna@springshare.com
 917-617-2741 -cell
 64...
Free Trial
 http://springshare.com/trial.html
Contact Me
 Mary Beth Davis
 West Morris Regional H.S. District Library Media
Specialist
 mdavis@wmrhsd.org
19th Century Library
21st Century Library
Make LibGuides the Digital Face of Your LMC’s
Research …!
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Using LibGuides to support High School Research and Library Resources

  1. 1. CUSTOMIZE YOUR LIBRARY’S RESEARCH NEEDS WITH LIBGUIDES
  2. 2. West Morris Regional High School District
  3. 3. The Library Media Centers
  4. 4. My Home Page www.wmrhsd.libguides.com
  5. 5. Quick Introduction http://goanimate.com/videos/0hvDU57GlCQk?utm_source=linkshare&utm_medium=linkshare&utm_c ampaign=usercontent
  6. 6. LEGOS FOR LIBRARIES
  7. 7. Pages Boxes Add and Edit Boxes and Pages
  8. 8. Digitally Platform for Your Library Services
  9. 9. Index of Published and Unpublished Guides http://wmrhsd.libguides.com/admin_guideindex.php
  10. 10. Great vehicle for Removing outdated Stereotypes of your Library
  11. 11. How To Use LibGuides for Library Research and Services…?
  12. 12. L I B G U I D E C O M M U N I T Y H T T P : / / L I B G U I D E S . C O M / C O M M U N I T Y . P H P ? M = G B E S T O F L I B G U I D E S H T T P : / / B E S T O F . L I B G U I D E S . C O M / H O M E LibGuide Community is there TO HELP YOU!
  13. 13. Don’t Reinvent the Wheel…us e templates!
  14. 14. Ask and you shall receive…!  http://wmrhsd.libguides.com/aecontent.php?pid=570055
  15. 15. Figure out what teachers want and/or need! Customize, Customize, Customize… http://wmrhsd.libguides.com/content.p hp?pid=539470 Example Renaissance Art History guide
  16. 16.  Get the assignment*  *If it’s a Google Doc, ask teacher to share  Link the assignment to the LibGuide  Meet with teacher*  Communicate via email  If teacher is too “busy” to provide you with any detail, that’s fine…don’t pressure them Get as Much Information about Research Project as Possible
  17. 17. The Crucible – Mendham Sophomore Orientation  Demonstrated book and database searching  Includes assignment  Add a survey  Add related instructional points http://wmrhsd.libguides.com/aecontent.php?pid=525789
  18. 18. Reach out to Teachers who will appreciate what you do for them! World History Guide http://wmrhsd.libguides.com/content.ph p?pid=445885&sid=3653711
  19. 19. Search a teacher’s or departmental website to see what units are coming up http://wmrhsd.libguides.com/aecontent.php?pid=543848 Night by Elie Wiesel
  20. 20. After making a guide that fits a unit  Surprise Teachers with it by emailing them the link.  Suggest that they add the link to their website.
  21. 21. Infuse Life into Some of Your Traditional Services
  22. 22. Add a Special Touch to Your Traditional Lessons
  23. 23. Reader’s Advisory Reader’s Advisory http://wmrhsd.libguid es.com/aecontent.php? pid=430349&sid=4425 698
  24. 24. Bibliographies Bibliographies http://wmrhsd.libguides.c om/aecontent.php?pid=43 2612
  25. 25. Website Evaluation Website Evaluation http://www.wmrhsd.libguide s.com/content.php?pid=5577 46&sid=4619607
  26. 26. The Research Process Research Process http://wmrhsd.libguides.com /aecontent.php?pid=539362
  27. 27. MLA Works Cited MLA Works Cited http://wmrhsd.libgui des.com/aecontent.ph p?pid=547449
  28. 28. Summer Reading Summer Reading http://wmrhsd.libgui des.com/aecontent.p hp?pid=471935
  29. 29. Book Club Book Club http://wmrhsd.lib guides.com/digita lbookclub
  30. 30. Support Extra-Curricular Activities Support Extra- curricular http://wmrhsd.li bguides.com/aec ontent.php?pid= 545628
  31. 31. Library Orientations Orientation http://wmrhsd.li bguides.com/aeco ntent.php?pid=52 5789
  32. 32. Newsletter Newsletter http://wmrhsd.li bguides.com/cont ent.php?pid=546 536
  33. 33. New Books New Books Display http://wmrhsd.libguides.c om/content.php?pid=5717 47
  34. 34. Integrates Social Media and Web 2.0 •Good Reads List •GoAnimate videos •YouTube Videos •Voicethreads •Google Slides •Voki •Google Lit Trip •Fakebook •Timetoast
  35. 35. Box Types allow you to do different things
  36. 36. Time to Press the Publicity Button!
  37. 37. Tweet About it….
  38. 38. Encourage Teachers to Register for email Alerts  Send teachers the link to Register for email alerts when new LibGuides are Published  http://www.wmrhsd.libg uides.com/register.php? gid=0
  39. 39. Add LibGuides Widget to a Newsletter….  Example: What’s New in the Library – Winter 2014  http://wmrhsd.libguides. com/whatsnewinthelibrar ywinter2014?preview=3b 29e4734842df20099792c e2513a835
  40. 40. Show off your Usage Data
  41. 41. View Individual Guide Usage Data
  42. 42. What do other Librarians have to Say?  http://dlpierce2litguide.blogspot.com/2011/11/libguides- growing.html
  43. 43. http://www.learningandleading- digital.com/learning_leading/20110910/?pg=33& pm=2&u1=friend - pg33
  44. 44. #1… Add a survey to the guide, (if teacher is interested), Suggest to teachers that they use survey as an optional homework assignment. .
  45. 45. #2… Create a guide of reusable boxes that you can store in one place, and copy from later.
  46. 46. #3…Build your confidence (and LibGuide collection) by selecting a template on a general topic of interest to the library, (e.g., Banned Books) that needs little to no editing
  47. 47. #4…Reach out to teacher’s individually, rather than reaching out to department heads.
  48. 48. #5…Add a Table of Contents box to home page if your Guide has more than one page.
  49. 49. #6…Include a tab/page back to the school’s LMC
  50. 50. #7…If using another guide as a template, make sure all links all.
  51. 51. #8…Offer teacher’s a tour of the guide, (either to them individually, or to the class). If you present the guide to the class, try to keep the presentation under 15 minutes
  52. 52. #9…Have students follow a guide presentation using chrome books or laptops. This gives them hands-on experience!
  53. 53. #10…email link of the guide to relevant teacher and encourage them to link your guide on their class Website
  54. 54. #11…Use the excellent LibGuide Training and tutorials to expand your skills. I especially like the archived Training Webinar Recordings.
  55. 55. #12…Visually Prioritize the boxes and pages of your guide.
  56. 56. LibGuide Contact Information  Ginna Nicolas (Regional Sales Consultant)  ginna@springshare.com  917-617-2741 -cell  646-454-9644 -office
  57. 57. Free Trial  http://springshare.com/trial.html
  58. 58. Contact Me  Mary Beth Davis  West Morris Regional H.S. District Library Media Specialist  mdavis@wmrhsd.org
  59. 59. 19th Century Library
  60. 60. 21st Century Library
  61. 61. Make LibGuides the Digital Face of Your LMC’s Research …!

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