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Libguides

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Libguides

  1. 1. LIBGUIDES: GET CONNECTED @ THE PARKLAND LIBRARY
  2. 2. LibGuides <ul><li>What the what? A “what” guide? </li></ul><ul><li>Or, as we like to say, course guides </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT ARE LIBGUIDES? <ul><li>&quot;LibGuides is the amazingly popular , easy to use , web 2.0 content management and library knowledge sharing system. Libraries use it to create attractive multimedia content, share knowledge and information , and promote library resources to the community. Academic, Public, Special, and School Libraries find LibGuides an ideal solution for subject guides , information portals, course guides , community guides , research help , faculty/teacher support , etc.&quot; ( Springshare) </li></ul>
  4. 4. EVOLUTION OF A GUIDE <ul><li>2006 </li></ul>
  5. 5. EVOLUTION OF A GUIDE <ul><li>2008 </li></ul>
  6. 6. EVOLUTION OF A GUIDE <ul><li>2009 </li></ul>
  7. 7. EVOLUTION OF A GUIDE <ul><li>2010 </li></ul>
  8. 8. BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY <ul><li>Easiest: Library web site (parkland.edu/library) </li></ul>
  9. 9. ARTICLES & DATABASES
  10. 10. TITLE LIST
  11. 11. TOPIC GUIDES
  12. 12. COURSE GUIDES
  13. 13. NUMBERS <ul><li>91 published guides </li></ul><ul><li>Guide Hits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2010 = over 17,500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2011 = over 100,000 </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. BIGGEST USERS <ul><li>In 2011, our largest number of hits come from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BIO 122 = 5,386 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SPE 101 = 2,691 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty/Staff Services = 2,613 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CHE 106 = 2,280 </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. ANATOMY OF A GUIDE
  16. 16. ANGEL / ONLINE CLASS <ul><li>Work with librarian to set up guide for your class </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to insert a link into Angel / Online class </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of Ask a Librarian chat box </li></ul><ul><li>Students who aren’t on campus, get help they need </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty can even request their own content be added to the guide </li></ul>
  17. 17. MULTIMEDIA <ul><li>Embed videos to illustrate examples </li></ul><ul><li>Add interactive poll questions </li></ul><ul><li>Use podcasts and RSS feeds to list latest news </li></ul>
  18. 18. STUDENT BENEFITS <ul><li>Relevant resources for their needs </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodates multiple learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Online – especially useful for distance ed </li></ul><ul><li>Available 24/7 – when library isn’t open </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>One-stop-shop for research </li></ul>
  19. 19. FACULTY BENEFITS <ul><li>Tailored online guide for your class </li></ul><ul><li>Confident students are getting credible resources put together by librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Add own content to guide </li></ul><ul><li>Online Online Online </li></ul><ul><li>You get to work with the fabulous Parkland librarians. </li></ul>
  20. 20. QUESTIONS? <ul><li>Who’s in? </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule an appointment with a librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Email request to: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Contact me with more questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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