Modern Pathfinders: easy techniques to make better research guides
- 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
- 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
- 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
- 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)
Librarians put many hours into creating research guides, and usage studies have shown that students use them very little. Learn some effective techniques of instructional design and web usability that any librarian can apply to make online guides better and more useful to your students, whether you’re using LibGuides or a home-brew system.
- Apply ideas from instructional design to create guides that are better focused on users' needs
- Simplify and streamline the user experience (UX) to help patrons use guides more effectively
- Design more attractive guides -- and learn why that matters for users' learning
Who Should Attend
Academic and research librarians, individuals interested in LibGuides
Jason Puckett is Librarian for Communication and Virtual Services and Assistant Professor at Georgia State University Library in Atlanta, Georgia. He was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2010, in part for his work with technology in libraries. Puckett has a BA in English from Georgia State University and an MLIS from Florida State University, and is the author of the ACRL Publication Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides.
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
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