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LibGuides: An Introduction and How-To Guide: What Are LibGuides?    

An introduction to the LibGuides tool with How-To guides and instructions for library faculty on setting up their own LibGuides.

Digital Assets & Special Collections Librarian

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Bethany Latham
Technical Services
Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Rd N
Jacksonville, AL 36265

What can I put in a LibGuide?

LibGuides can serve a variety of functions for both you and the end user. They make an excellent home for subject pages, pathfinders, individual assignment pages (think Stokesberry!), and more. You have a variety of choices for the types of information you can put in your LibGuide — from text to links to images to video to RSS feeds and more. But all the information you put in your LibGuide MUST be from an authoritative source. A good rule of thumb: if a source wouldn't pass muster for addition to our collection, then it probably doesn't need to show up in your LibGuide. If you ever have questions about what's appropriate, the best way to structure your guide, technical issues, or need help of any kind, feel free to contact me (Bethany) or Jodi.


What is a LibGuide?

Web 2.0 for Library 2.0

“LibGuides is the amazingly popular, easy to use, web 2.0 library knowledge sharing system. Librarians use it to create attractive multimedia content, share knowledge and information, and promote library resources to the community. Academic, Public, Special, and K-12 School Libraries find LibGuides an ideal solution for subject guides, information portals, course guides, community guides, research help, faculty/teacher support, etc.”

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LibGuides: You say po-tay-to & I say po-tah-to

“Is the ‘Lib’ part pronounced as in ‘liberation’, or as in ‘library’? Many people ask us this … Our official pronunciation is ‘Lib’ as in liberation.” — LibGuides FAQ's

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