LibGuides on Steroids
Introduction & Objectives
This presentation examines ways to extend LibGuides beyond their current use as subject guides that supplement classroom and reference-desk instruction. LibGuides can also function to support/scaffold information-literacy instruction. Their structure allows use as an instructional script and the inclusion of supplementary materials (problem-solving scenarios, grading rubrics, IL standards, etc.) to promote quality and consistency in library instruction.
As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to...
- integrate LibGuides into library instruction in order to support student learning beyond one-shot BI/IL sessions.
- identify additional instructional uses of LibGuides in order to increase their user base and thus their use in academic libraries.
- develop new functions for LibGuides within library instruction in order to justify the workload of creating and maintaining LibGuides.