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EBSS Current Topics Discussion #3: Using LibGuides for Instruction and Research Assistance - Chat Text and PowerPoint Slides

This has two attachments: the chat text from the EBSS Current Topics Discussion #3: Using LibGuides for Instruction and Research Assistance in Word and the PowerPoint presentation.

Assessments of LibGuides

Slideshare from Cornell and Princeton shared by Margie Ruppel


Usability test results from University of Washington shared by Emily Wood


Examples of LibGuides Illustrating Various Uses

Example of a template Link from UCI shared by Dana Peterman


Example of multiple embedded formats in University of Iowa’s Weather Guide shared by Lorrie Pellack


Example of faculty librarian collaboration authored and shared by Susan Ariew at USF


Example of embedded form authored and shared by Emily Wood at Pierce College used for assessment. http://libguides.pierce.ctc.edu/content.php?pid=165340&sid=1395255


LibGuides as Library Websites (taken from Information Literacy email list)

Springshare maintains a site listing these - http://www.springshare.com/libguides/academic/website.html according to Tiffany Hebb

Specifically mentioned websites included:

Scottsdale Community College from Margaret Phillips


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania from Beth Williams


School of the Art Institute of Chicago from Glenda Insua:


Colby College in Maine from Sue O’Dell:



Supplemental information on Course Management Systems (CMS) integration with LibGuides from Ericka Arvidson Raber via email.

Here’s the follow-up description for how links from the The University of Iowa’s course management system (Desire2Learn, but locally called ICON) are mapped to course specific libguide pages.  I hope that this is enough information.

The URL syntax for a “Library Resources” link on all ICON course sites includes the course code which is then mapped to a locally maintained ICON file which triggers which resource page is displayed.



Code within the mapping file maps the link to a libguide that matches by course number (including section number), if such a libguide is available.  If there isn’t a match, the link is mapped to a subject-specific page.  If there isn’t a subject-specific page, a more general resource page is the default.  Links to libguides for individual sections and courses should be reviewed each semester.

[. . . ]I could get more information, if needed.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Ericka Arvidson Raber, Reference and Instruction Librarian
The University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242