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Using the LibGuides platform for more than just hosting electronic pathfinders

Abstract:

This chapter provides an overview of the LibGuides platform, its Web 2.0 features, its support and training services, and its relevancy in librarianship. The chapter describes best practices and pedagogical uses of LibGuides specifically and subject guides generally for teaching librarians. It also examines the use of LibGuides at specific institutions, and explores research into student use and perception of the platform. It discusses considerations teaching librarians need to be aware of prior to purchasing and implementing the platform at their institutions.

Key words

pathfinders

Web 2.0

LibGuides

subject guides

course guides

information literacy ...

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