Wednesday, 14 January 2009: 9:15 AM
LibGuides Subject Pages: Not Just for Subject Research!
Room 132A (Phoenix Convention Center)
The University of New Mexico (UNM) University Libraries (UL) recently began to use Springshare's LibGuides (http://www.springshare.com/) for all subject pages. All of these pages have been redone as LibGuides (see libguides.unm.edu) as part of a total revamping of the UL's webpages and approach to outreach and working with our Departments. LibGuides are designed to integrate with other Library/Web 2.0 applications such as blogs, courseware systems, chat, and shared calendars. They are easy to work with and update, and a page can be produced very quickly. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of LibGuides and in particular to discuss the use of LibGuides in other contexts, such as in library instruction for classes and at the reference desk. LibGuides work equally well for a general introduction to a subject and for a more in-depth guide. LibGuides for specific classes function well as stand-alone or as part of a more general page. I will demonstrate the use of a page specifically designed for atmospheric sciences.