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