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An Assessment of LibGuides at Cornell University and Princeton University

TITLE Do the Outcomes Justify the Buzz?: An Assessment of LibGuides at Cornell University and Princeton University
FORMAT Contributed Paper
PRESENTERS

Steven  Adams - Princeton University
Angela  Horne - Director, Management Library, Cornell University Library

SUMMARY

 Springshare's LibGuides has inspired significant buzz in the library blogosphere. Touted for its "Web 2.0" functions, attractive interface, and ease of use for librarians, Libguides has transformed the way many libraries build web-based research guides. Cornell and Princeton Universities decided to collaborate on an assessment initiative to discover how these guides are valued on each campus. This study goes beyond the "2.0" dogma to empirically determine if LibGuides lives up to its publicity.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES - Critically examine LibGuides assessment results in order to comprehend patterns of user engagement with "Web 2.0" features for teaching, learning and research
- Discuss Libguides survey data in order to make well informed decisions about the purchase, development, training for, and roll-out of new library systems
- Observe guide creation and use patterns at Princeton and Cornell in order to understand what guide types (Course-Specific vs. Subject-Specific) are in highest demand in "Library 2.0", and how to target publicity and discovery appropriately
SLIDES http://www.slideshare.net/smadams/do-the-outcomes-justify-the-buzz-an-assessment-of-libguides-at-cornell-university-and-princeton-university

 

 

Beyond Subject Guides: Using LibGuides for Information Literacy Instruction

TITLE Beyond Subject Guides: Using LibGuides for Information Literacy Instruction
FORMAT Roundtable
PRESENTERS

Jennifer Corbin - Reference Librarian / Instruction Coordinator, Tulane University

SUMMARY

LibGuides are hot! Many librarians love the ease of creating subject guides that incorporate hip Web 2.0 features that are built into the LibGuides system. Some librarians create guides to accompany course-related instruction. How might we use the interactive and Web 2.0 features to facilitate active learning exercises during face-to-face instruction sessions? Does using a LibGuides page discourage students from learning the library website? What do your faculty think about LibGuides used during library workshops?

WEBSITE Not yet available
 

From Static to Dynamic: Using LibGuides to Create Discipline-Specific Research Guides

TITLE From Static to Dynamic: Using LibGuides to Create Discipline-Specific Research Guides at West Virginia University Libraries
FORMAT Poster Session
PRESENTERS

Noel  Kopriva - West Virginia University Libraries

SUMMARY

Current West Virginia University Libraries web-based Subject Guides are static bibliographies. They do not allow students and faculty to navigate library resources from a single subject- specific access point or to interact with a librarian in real time. Nor do they allow librarians to customize or update information quickly in response to user needs or suggestions. Creating dynamic, interactive LibGuides pages will give students a contextualized research tool that promotes discipline-specific information literacy skills.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES - Take a web-based discipline-specific Pathfinder, or Research Guide, from static to dynamic by implementing LibGuides in order to enhance student and faculty opportunities to interact with library resources and their subject liaison librarian.
- Present discipline-specific resources in a user-friendly format in order to enhance student awareness and understanding of the general “concept of a ‘discipline’” (Reeb and Gibbons, 2004) when a student’s area of study is multidisciplinary in nature.
- Create a contextualized research tool (Reeb and Gibbons, 2004) in order to help students in Design Studies practice discipline-specific information literacy skills (Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines, Art Libraries Society of North America, 2007).
POSTER http://springshare.com/downloads/ACRLposter.jpg
 

Guides to Go: Using LibGuides to Deliver Information

TITLE Guides to Go: Using LibGuides to Deliver Information
FORMAT Poster Session
PRESENTERS

Diane  Schrecker MLIS University of Pittsburgh - Curriculum Librarian, Ashland University
Sara  Klink M.L.I.S. - Reference & Instruction Librarian, Ashland University
Kathryn  Venditti - Ashland University

SUMMARY

Today’s millennial students set high expectations for academic libraries. It is not just enough for the library to own the resources, librarians must explore new ways to deliver those resources to engage their patrons. This session will illustrate how LibGuides can be successfully incorporated into a library web site, provide an overview of guide creation and use, and generate opportunity for participants to brainstorm fresh ideas on how LibGuides could be used in their libraries.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES - Participants will be able to identify several benefits for using LibGuides in their libraries and classes.
- Participants will learn how teaching faculty and librarians can creatively customize a group of resources for use in course management systems or course pages.
- Participants will be able to brainstorm creative applications for LibGuides in their own library and institution
WEBSITE http://libguides.ashland.edu/content.php?pid=33717&sid=254502
 

LibGuides

TITLE LibGuides
FORMAT Cyber Zed Shed
PRESENTERS

Jennifer  Little - Reference Librarian/Library Instruction Coordinator, The College at Brockport (SUNY)

SUMMARY

The College at Brockport Library uses LibGuides for library subject and class guides but has also extended their use to other parts the library and campus community. As a part of the new diversity initiative, librarians have worked with the diversity officer to create a libguides for diversity resources. The government documents librarian has used libguides to organize the government documents collection, including many of the microform collections. Librarians are involved in a faculty research community, "Using Research as a Teaching Tool," and are collaborating with faculty to design a research portal. This page provides a one-stop place for students and faculty to find information for all aspects of research, including the library, institutional research, and human subjects review board. It also has given the library a chance to promote libguides to faculty in several departments.

WEBSITE http://tinyurl.com/nudsze
 

Pushing the Envelope: Using LibGuides Software to Create Library Guides and Other Purposes

TITLE Pushing the Envelope: Using LibGuides Software to Create Library Guides and Other Purposes
FORMAT Roundtable
PRESENTERS

Angela  Horne - Director, Management Library, Cornell University Library

SUMMARY

How are you and your library using LibGuides? This web 2.0 interactive software allows us to rethink and redefine what library guides are and how they function. We would like to share and discuss our LibGuides best practices, techniques, innovations, and suggestions.

What is a library subject guide? Will students still browse bibliographies in the Google age? How interactive is a guide if no one is interacting with you? How do you pronounce LibGuides?

WEBSITE Not yet available
 

Reinventing Research Guides: LibGuides at Two Academic Libraries

TITLE Reinventing Research Guides: LibGuides at Two Academic Libraries
FORMAT Panel Session
PRESENTERS

Laura  Harris - Government Documents Librarian, Grand Valley State University
Maura  Seale - Research and Instruction Librarian, Georgetown University
Ken  Liss - Communication Librarian, Boston College
Emily  Frigo - Liaison Librarian, Grand Valley State University

SUMMARY

Research guides have been part of the librarian's arsenal for decades. Migrating from print to online, these widely-used tools have changed drastically from their earliest incarnations. But many questions about these guides and their effectiveness have persisted over time. Librarians at two academic libraries will tell how they use LibGuides, a research guide management system, together with student feedback, to answer those questions and move research guides into the era of Library 2.0 and beyond.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES - Gain an understanding of the evolution of subject guides and how they are changing to meet the needs of today's students
- Learn how to critically examine the limitations and opportunities of both LibGuides and the technology you use for your own subject guides
- Become familiar with various usability testing techniques and what they can tell us in order to assess and improve your own guides
WEBSITE http://libguides.gvsu.edu/acrl09

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