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Using Libguides to Promote Your Library Resources

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Using Libguides To Promote Your Library Resources : Guiding Your Students Through The Open Seas

NCSLMA 2015 Conference

Joann Absi

What Are Libguides?


A cloud-based, content management site hosted by Springshare.

Specifically geared towards librarians.

Use it to create and manage web pages without any html knowledge.

Subscription service.               


Libguide Format

Why Use Libguides?

Collaboration inside and outside of the library.

Encourages use of library resources – Print and Digital.

Other uses—professional development, school information, how-to guides.


Easy set up—Can make standard pages and reuse guide templates.

Boxes can be text, web links, RSS, video, database links, book widgets, documents, picture galleries – boxes can be reused on other guides.

Can track guide usage.


Can search existing sites of other users.

Even those not subscribing can search Springshare for source ideas.


Helps to create a brand - Professional looking.

Promotes the library and what we do.

Creates a bridge between school and academic libraries.

Powerpoint Used During Presentation

Meet Your LIbrarian

Joann Absi's picture
Joann Absi
Wilmington, NC 28412
910 790-2360 ext 242

Libguides - Students and Teachers

Why Do Students Like Libguides?

Visually stimulating.

Simplifies the starting point for classroom research assignments.

Offers reminders or hints of what they can try next.

Connects the print collection with the digital.

Mobile device friendly.


Why Do Teachers Like Libguides?

Allows for greater collaboration and opportunities for co-teaching with the librarian.

Gives teachers a permanent link to share with students for long-term research.

Helps to guide students away from Google.