Geek the Guide: Innovative Ways to Use Research Guides

LILRC is pleased to announce that Kristina De Voe will be returning to Long Island this September for another training session on research guides.  Space is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Geek the Guide: Innovative Ways to Use Research Guides

Date: Friday, September 7, 2012
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Brentwood Public Library

Research guides are a common feature of many library websites. Also known as subject guides, pathfinders, or course guides, research guides are great ways to recommend specialized resources, deliver instructional content, and even promote upcoming events. In this lively program, we’ll discuss the perks and pitfalls of open-source and commercial platforms, including LibGuides, for implementing research guides. We’ll also cover current trends and best practices for creating discoverable, engaging content within guides. Interactive break-out discussions on key issues surrounding designing, marketing, and assessing the effectiveness of research guides will follow, allowing participants to exchange ideas. Walk away with ideas on how your library might use research guides to highlight and, more importantly, deliver the collections, programs, and services you provide to your users.

Presenter: Kristina M. De Voe, English & Communications Librarian, Temple University Libraries

Click here for a registration form that you can print out and mail/fax to us.

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