Why We Love LibGuides

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This is part 2 of my larger presentation, LibGuides on Steroids: Expanding the User Base of LibGuides to Support Library Instruction and Justify Workload

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Why We Love LibGuides

  1. 1. Why We love libguides<br />Let us count the ways!<br />
  2. 2. LibGuides, 2007-<br />Do<br /> you<br /> LibGuides?<br />
  3. 3. What librarians love about LibGuides: From the literature…<br />quick and easy to create (perfect for non-techie subject liaisons)<br />can be customized, personalized, branded<br />promote consistency of format and contents<br />allow repackaging of content for different audiences <br />can be embedded in a CMS<br />automatically check links; broken links reported to page creator<br />easily capture statistics<br />Web 2.0 applications allow dynamic communication and collaboration<br />
  4. 4. What librarians love about LibGuides: Uses beyond guides<br />library research/resource FAQ for distance learning students<br />research methods resource page<br />IL pages<br />instructional pages to replace live instruction???<br />training tool/reference site for staff and student workers<br />supporting library/institutional projects and events<br />tenure/promotion document repository<br />surveys<br />digital repository<br />conference presentations!<br />

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