Libguides 102009

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LibGuides are generally used for course guides, but can also be a very effective tool in communicating information with faculty. This presentation details some ways to use LibGuides to connect with faculty.

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Libguides 102009

  1. 1. Make the Connection with LibGuides!<br />Upstate New York Science Librarians Meeting<br />Linda Galloway<br />October 26, 2009<br />
  2. 2. LibGuides Benefits<br />Allows librarians to repackage information and tailor it to their constituents.<br />Adds value to information by making it more useful and easier to interpret.<br />Allows collaboration within the library and with other departments in your institution.<br />Emphasizes the connection between the library and other essential campus functions.<br />
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  4. 4. LibGuides Benefits<br />Allows librarians to repackage information and tailor it to their constituents.<br />Adds value to information by making it more useful and easier to interpret.<br />
  5. 5. Guide to library resources and services<br />Added value to information – institutionally authored papers in a RSS feed<br />
  6. 6. LibGuides Benefits<br />Allows librarians to repackage information and tailor it to their constituents.<br />Adds value to information by making it more useful and easier to interpret.<br />Allows collaboration within the library and with other departments in your institution.<br />
  7. 7. Specialized guide for research faculty *semi-formalized* partnership between the library and the <br />Office of Research Programs<br />The Provost read my guide! Hence, the ESF logo appears…<br />
  8. 8. Add value to pages – create interest in your guide<br />Combined RSS Feed from Scopus and Web of Science – used Yahoo Pipes and Feedburner to set up feeds<br />
  9. 9. Good place to save documents <br />for easy accessibility <br />
  10. 10. LibGuides Benefits<br />Allows librarians to repackage information and tailor it to their constituents.<br />Adds value to information by making it more useful and easier to interpret.<br />Allows collaboration within the library and with other departments in your institution.<br />Emphasizes the connection between the library and other essential campus functions.<br />
  11. 11. Collaboration between Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies and Library Staff<br />This guide born from a request to present to a graduate group about new Dissertation/Thesis Guidelines<br />
  12. 12. Found elements for this guide by searching SpringShare site.<br />
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  14. 14. Possible Pitfalls<br />Must approach some offices/individuals with tact – don’t want to alienate stakeholders<br />What makes YOU the expert?<br />Can spend a lot of time making guides!<br />
  15. 15. Value outweighs “cost”<br />Fantastic ROI – as more faculty see guides, asked to create more guides<br />Asked to present more frequently to classes/groups<br />Good for students – guides are highly used and valued<br />Good for faculty – great way to present/disseminate information<br />
  16. 16. Woo Hoo -We’re Number Nine!!<br />
  17. 17. ~Thank You~<br />Questions?<br />Linda Galloway<br />SUNY-ESF<br />

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