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LibGuides

Presentation for ALIA's symposium Beyond the Hype: Web 2.0 held in Brisbane on 1-2 February 2008.

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LibGuides

  1. 1. Libguides: a portal to the next dimension of library instruction Vicki Roberts & Karin Simon Central Queensland University Library Liaison Librarian – Health Sciences, Liaison Librarian - Engineering v.roberts@cqu.edu.au, k.simon@cqu.edu.au
  2. 2. Libguides: a portal to the next dimension of library instruction <ul><li>CQU student demographic </li></ul>
  3. 3. Libguides: a portal to the next dimension of library instruction <ul><li>CQU student demographic </li></ul><ul><li>History of library guides at CQU </li></ul>
  4. 4. Libguides: a portal to the next dimension of library instruction <ul><li>CQU student demographic </li></ul><ul><li>History of library guides at CQU </li></ul><ul><li>Using Learning Objects (LO) in library guides </li></ul>
  5. 5. Libguides: a portal to the next dimension of library instruction <ul><li>CQU student demographic </li></ul><ul><li>History of library guides at CQU </li></ul><ul><li>Using Learning Objects (LO) in library guides </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 and library guides </li></ul>
  6. 6. Libguides: a portal to the next dimension of library instruction <ul><li>CQU student demographic </li></ul><ul><li>History of library guides at CQU </li></ul><ul><li>Using Learning Objects (LO) in library guides </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 and library guides </li></ul><ul><li>LibGuides </li></ul>
  7. 7. Libguides: a portal to the next dimension of library instruction <ul><li>CQU student demographic </li></ul><ul><li>History of library guides at CQU </li></ul><ul><li>Using Learning Objects (LO) in library guides </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 and library guides </li></ul><ul><li>LibGuides </li></ul><ul><li>Future directions </li></ul>
  8. 8. CQU student demographics <ul><li>Over 50% of CQU students - international students </li></ul>
  9. 9. CQU student demographics
  10. 10. CQU student demographics <ul><li>Over 50% of CQU students - international students </li></ul><ul><li>37% of domestic students study face to face at a campus </li></ul>
  11. 11. CQU student demographics
  12. 12. CQU student demographics <ul><li>Over 50% of CQU students - international students </li></ul><ul><li>37% of domestic students study face to face at a campus </li></ul><ul><li>Age ranges of international and domestic students vary dramatically </li></ul>
  13. 13. History of library guides at CQU <ul><li>1999 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple conversion of traditional print guide into HTML for web access </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. History of library guides at CQU <ul><li>1999 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple conversion of traditional print guide into HTML for web access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2004 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some principles of web design added to guide </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. History of library guides at CQU <ul><li>1999 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple conversion of traditional print guide into HTML for web access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2004 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some principles of web design added to guide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporation of learning objects into guide </li></ul></ul>
  16. 19. Using Learning Objects (LO) in library guides <ul><li>Compass – Library Help Online </li></ul>
  17. 20. Using Learning Objects (LO) in library guides <ul><li>Compass – Library Help Online </li></ul><ul><li>2007 Health Guides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design change to reflect student learning journey </li></ul></ul>
  18. 22. Web 2.0 and library guides <ul><li>Flash movies were produced to enhance the HTML learning objects. </li></ul>
  19. 23. Web 2.0 and library guides <ul><li>Flash movies were produced to enhance the HTML learning objects. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs were used to support specific courses </li></ul>
  20. 24. Web 2.0 and library guides <ul><li>Flash movies were produced to enhance the HTML learning objects. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs were used to support specific courses </li></ul><ul><li>Chat was introduced to the Library Help options (using Meebo widgets) </li></ul>
  21. 25. LibGuides <ul><li>Hosted service for academic libraries </li></ul>
  22. 26. LibGuides <ul><li>Hosted service for academic libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Depauw </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://libguides.depauw.edu/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Texas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://libguides.uta.edu/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boston College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://libguides.bc.edu/ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 27. LibGuides <ul><li>Hosted service for academic libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CAS guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HMSC11034 guide </li></ul></ul>
  24. 28. Future directions <ul><li>Evaluate guides </li></ul>
  25. 29. Future directions <ul><li>Evaluate guides </li></ul><ul><li>Determine which technologies would benefit students and staff </li></ul>
  26. 30. <ul><li>Questions ? </li></ul>

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