Online discussions of LibGuides are coming at a fast-and-furious pace these days; here are a few of our favorite blog posts and reviews from the last few weeks:
Loving LibGuides – The Unquiet Librairian
A week or so ago, my library’s subscription to LibGuides went live! I have designed three research pathfinders so far, and I am totally in love with the clean design I can produce with ease…
Instructional Technologies, Teaching & Learning in Medicine, Web 2.0: Oncology, LibGuides and Delicious - EBM and Clinical Support Librarians@UCHC
Librarians at Lyman Maynard Stowe Library purchased a subscription to a course management system called LibGuides in August 2008. It has proven to be a good investment…
LibGuides as Pathfinders – Archipelago
At ALA in Anaheim this summer, I discovered LibGuides, and my teaching has changed dramatically because of it…
Teaching Library Stuff - The Logical Operator
…I wonder if the idea that this guide was created for them, and them specifically, pulled them in little more deeply. Not to mention having an online tool that helps them penetrate the navigation scheme of the library home page and get right to the important stuff…
We have not highlighted a LibGuides related blog post in some time, but when we saw the post on the Gonzobrarian blog today, we couldn’t resist!
One of the fruitions of my library’s attendance at a recent conference was to become more fully introduced to the increasingly popular service called LibGuides. After attending a session on it, the first thing my director mentioned was something to the effect of “I don’t care it’s coming out of the budget, but we’re getting this.” We’ve got it, and it’s living up to the hype.
Now that’s an awesome start to a very positive review of LibGuides!! Be sure to check out the rest of the post here:
Library Lady Dee posted about adapting LibGuides to document internal library procedures and policies. While the “hit by a bus” analogy is a bit of a downer, the idea of reaching out from beyond the grave to instruct on ILL intricacies makes up for it. Thank you Dee, and please be careful crossing the street!
Cindi has created a great LibGuides intro video for the BIGWIG Social Software Showcase 2008 and will also be hosting a LibGuides chat tomorrow afternoon (June 28th). Be sure to check out citegeist.com for more information. Thanks Cindi!
Finally, an important post found on the University of Iowa library news page; “We have recently added a guide with information on flood recovery – and with special attention to public health issues. This guide is available at http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/floodrecovery. All of these resources are available to the public.”