Innovative LibGuides Applications: Real World Examples (LITA Guides)

Innovative LibGuides Applications: Real World Examples (LITA Guides)

By: Ryan L. Sittler (editor), Aaron W. Dobbs (editor)Paperback

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Innovative LibGuides Applications: Real World Examples shows both new and experienced users methods to utilize the platform in ways that they may not have previously considered. This includes topics such as website and learning management system integration, digital collections, data-drive decision-making, information literacy instruction, library administration, and a system-wide case study. Each chapter features ideas that you can implement immediately, or over time, as is appropriate to your own needs. Further, they are adaptable-tweak as you see fit! There is something presented here for every LibApps/LibGuides user. The concepts presented in this authoritative LITA Guide will allow you to start thinking outside of the box and come up with your own unique applications for the platform.

About Author

Ryan L. Sittler, PhD is an Assistant Professor - Instructional Technology/Information Literacy Librarian at California University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D. in Communications Media and Instructional Technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his research interests are in information literacy and educational media design for learning and performance improvement. Previous publication topics include instructional technology as it applies to librarians, information literacy teaching and learning, and LibGuides utilization. Ryan can be contacted via email at or via Twitter: @ryanlsittler. Aaron W. Dobbs is an Associate Professor - Scholarly Communication and Electronic Resources Librarian at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Aaron manages the library website, fully managed in LibGuides, and lives in the future as often as possible. His previous publication and presentation topics include: LibGuides, web design, future planning, and library assessment. His current research areas include library assessment and anticipating future users' research skills, needs, and background assumptions. Aaron can be contacted via email at and via Twitter: @awd.


Website Integration Chapter 1 LibGuides as Library Homepage: Rebuilding the LibGuides Default Template Jeremy Hall, University of North Florida Chapter 2 Incorporating LibAnswers, LibCal, and LibGuides into a WordPress Library Website Christa E. Poparad, MSLIS, College of Charleston Angela R. Flenner, MLIS, MSHP, College of Charleston Chapter 3 Enhancing LibGuides Usability and Discoverability within a Complex Library Presence Lisa Campbell, University of Michigan Ken Varnum, University of Michigan Albert Bertram, University of Michigan Chapter 4 Leveraging LibGuides as a EZProxy Notifications Interface Jason Bengtson, MLIS, MA, Kansas State University Learning Management System Integration Chapter 5 Strategies for Success: Building LibApps in Moodle That Students Will Use Lydia Willoughby, MLIS, MA, State University of New York at New Paltz Meghan L. Dowell, MLIS, Beloit College Chapter 6 Using LibGuides as a Learning Management System: An Exploratory Study Sharon Whitfield, Rowan University Susan Cavanaugh, Rowan University Catherine Marchetta, Rowan University Digital Collections Chapter 7 Using LibGuides to Build a Digital Museum Website Scott Salzman, Furman University Christy Allen, Furman University Chapter 8 Exhibition LibGuides as Outreach Tools Jennifer Schnabel, The Ohio State University Brigitte Billeaudeaux, University of Memphis Cody Behles, University of Memphis Data-Driven Decision-Making Chapter 9 Maximizing LibAnswers Data to Drive Workflow Processes Andrea Hebert, Louisiana State University Alice L. Daugherty, Louisiana State University David Dunaway, Louisiana State University Chapter 10 Pay Attention to the Data behind the Curtain: Leveraging LibGuides Analytics for Maximum Impact Jamie L. Emery, MS, Saint Louis University Sarah E. Fancher, MS, Saint Louis University Information Literacy Chapter 11 Reimagining Reference and Instruction with LibCalendar Amanda Peach, Berea College Chapter 12 Using LibGuides to Create Modular Library Research Lessons for Distance Learners Melissa Cornwell, Norwich University Library Administration Chapter 13 Using LibGuides to Facilitate Systematic Staff Training Stephanie Lee Weiss, University of North Florida Lauren Newton, University of North Florida Chapter 14 Not Just for Students: Non-Instructional Applications of LibGuides Lance Day, MSW, MLIS, Samford University Carla T. Waddell, MLIS, Samford University Jane C. Daugherty, MLIS, Samford University Lauren M. Young, MLIS, MA, AHIP, Samford University System-Wide Case Study Chapter 15 Exploring How North Carolina Community College Libraries Are Using LibGuides Suvanida Duangudom, MLS, Wake Technical Community College Melanie Gnau, MSLS, Wake Technical Community College

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  • ISBN13: 9781442270541
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 218
  • ID: 9781442270541
  • weight: 304
  • ISBN10: 1442270543

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