Published October 5, 2011
Tags: Libguides, ncla
Some rough notes from the libguides session at NCLA.
Jennifer Ballance from CPCC
- template: same format so students know where to expect something
- remember to unpublish class guides at summer break; ensures that content is current
- use internally for sharing teaching information; commonly asked questions
Randall from Elon University
- sharing in the community; springshares help is very
- establish rules for the guides – only pics and no avatars
Michelle Cosby from NC Central law library
- managing libguides on campuses with multiple libraries/ libguide account – be sure to create unique accounts
- they have student desk workers and interns help out in creating libguides
- “libguides are lifesavers” launch party with raffle
Jenny Dale at UNCG
- discussed process for deciding to go with libguides
- as always an engaging presenter!
Nina Exner at NC A&T
- process at a&t
- cross linking guides
Susan Neilson at wake county libraries
- almost thought about getting rid of subject guides and then decided to give libguides a try.
- reading lists at contra costa public libraries
- link stats only work in link boxes and not rich txt boxes
- not integrate as easily into catalog for readers advisory
Anders at GTCC
- early adopters of libguides
- had to adjust the color scheme after whole website changed
Kathy shields at High Point U
- had general log in so anyone could change guide; also allows for generic “librarian” on side of generic guides like citation guides
- poll everywhere!!
Big week coming up. My students have their second exam (on international conflict). I have a ton of grading to do. And it is the NCLA Biennial Conference. I used to say to my mom when I was a kid, “what is your adventure for today?” Well, here is my adventure for NCLA. What is yours?
11:30-1:30: Lunch with the awesome Jenny Dale
1:30-3: Lessons Learned: Getting the Most Out of Libguides (A panel full of my peeps. Gotta go.)
3:45-5: Reference instruction re-imagined (I’m interested in this one because of our reference intern program. Always looking for new ideas.)
5-7: UNCG LIS Alumni Association is taking over Carrabba’s (Be there!)
7- ?: BLINC dinner
9-10: Do We Really Need to Pay for this Anymore? (I’m presenting with Steve Cramer. You should come! It’ll be fun.)
10-11: SimplyMap presentation (Oh, I love you SM!)
11-12: Left to their own devices (Amy Harris, Lauren Pressley, Mark Sanders, and I will be demo’ing our techie, geekie goodness. As if you didn’t know.)
12-1:30: RASS Luncheon
2-3:15: General Session
4:15: Introducing Gwen Exner in Taking the Next Step and then the Government Resources Section’s business meeting
5:45-6:30: UNCG LIS reception (Because UNCG blows the rest out of the library)
7-9: All-Conference Reception
8:30-9:30: Meet ADDIE (I’ve met ADDIE before but I can’t resist the Amy and Jenny goodness.)
10:30-12: Census 2010 update with the fabulous Michele Hayslett!
Home again, home again….