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A Fine Wine: A Different Vintage – Great LibGuides 2.0 & Instruction Pairings
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A Fine Wine

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Presented at The Innovative Library Classroom 2015, May 12, 2015

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A Fine Wine

  1. 1. A Fine Wine: A Different Vintage – Great LibGuides 2.0 & Instruction Pairings Conversational Threads I. InterestinstudentdesignedLibGuides a. How dotheyuse LibGuides? b. What are theirpreferencesintermsof arrangement? c. Desire forusabilitystudiesof studentusage of LibGuides d. One institutiondidsmallstudy - studentsdonotuse tabs i. Studentslike tosearchpage forspecificinformation ii. Get ridof tabs andcreate one longpage,studentscando CTRL F and findinfo. e. E. Studentsare overwhelmedbyLibGuides II. How shouldLibGuidesbe arranged? a. “Free range”– students selectaLibGuide onparticulartopic, of interesti.e.How tostart research,Howto locate articles b. CustomizedLibguides,i.e.Eng101 course guide III. Are people usinghandoutsinadditiontoLibGuides? a. Is the “bigscreen”of LibGuidesthe handout? IV. Some subjectspecialistsinclude LibGuidesURLon businesscard V. LibGuidesneedtobe more interactive a. Wouldlike work-aroundsforthe linearnature of LibGuides b. Linearnature is frustrating c. Researchprocessisnot linear! VI. LibGuidesshouldbe minimalistic a. How muchcan youscale back a LibGuide? b. Master guideswithbestpracticesforputtingtogetherLibGuidesdesired

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