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A brief presentation on non-traditional uses of LibGuides as well as promoting collaboration and school-wide buy-in.

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Lib guidepresentation

  1. 1. COLLABORATIONWITH LIBGUIDESnon-traditional applications & engagement
  2. 2. Overview What is a LibGuide Why use them? How and why we got started Nontraditional applications Engaging faculty Increasing school-wide buy-in Making your guides ―pop‖ Discussion and conclusion
  3. 3. What the heck is aLibGuide, anyway?
  4. 4. A behind the scene look
  5. 5. Why use LibGuides?
  6. 6. Why use LibGuides? They’re great research platforms Used by many colleges and universities Are easy to set up and use Don’t require HTML knowledge LibGuides work incredibly well to engage teachers, librarians, and students
  7. 7. LibGuides are great researchplatforms
  8. 8. Are used by many colleges anduniversities…
  9. 9. Are easy to set up and use…
  10. 10. Are great collaborative tools
  11. 11. Sharing is great! A wall from the California Academy of Sciences – Photo by Britta Bohlinger
  12. 12. How my school got started:A little history We acquired LibGuides 3 years ago Centralized electronic resources Grassroots engagement ―Teacher-Centric‖ 19 teachers use it Used for assignments, calendars, course pages, and more Over 10,000 views on some pages
  13. 13. A few non-traditional applications… What we did different: We gave it to teachers Got it out of the library Presented it as educational software, not library software
  14. 14. A project with three collaborators…
  15. 15. A single teacher course-hub
  16. 16. A forum
  17. 17. A gallery for student art
  18. 18. Nuts and bolts for engagingfaculty Make it convenient and scalable Build the outline and they will come Include a library resources page Map to other boxes With a school-wide SIS, make the LibGuide visible Promote success Promote collaboration
  19. 19. A cross-department, multi-tabguide…
  20. 20. Promoting school-wide buy-in
  21. 21. Education & Participation Early adopters are important Use professional development time  Present to faculty, teach to individuals Follow up  Teaching one on one Teach by building and letting go  Hand over the reins Encourage cross disciplinary projects
  22. 22. Our Presentation to Faculty Lib Guides Overview  127, 909 Guides (2 million pages)  1,761 Schools  Many high schools and universities are already using LibGuides—Princeton has 271 guides! Site Architecture  Modular – ―Box‖ driven. Boxes can contain many types of information.  Creator – Multiple creators can work together on 1 guide  Print, Share, & Add button Examples  Glenbrook – BP Oil Spill – Unit Level  Flickr images  Claremont – Shakespeare – Broader Topic Level  More tabs, more info  Hopkins – Science and Technology – Course Level  Expands tabs to multiple pages –large increase in complexity
  23. 23. Making your guides ―pop‖ Include images Include different media when possible Control style Write for web Create many pathfinders—librarian, subject, and tags.
  24. 24. Our library home page…
  25. 25. A page with books and video
  26. 26. What to do next Keep track of your statistics Share everyone’s successes Use a guide as tool to build a relationship
  27. 27. Discussion
  28. 28. More Resources MA’sLibGuides: LibGuidesparent company: Springshare lounge: LibGuides ―Best of…‖: Emory’s How to: LibGuides: Hillsborough Community College’s How-to guide:
  29. 29. The EndIf you’d like to contact me, you can email me at: