Your Kirkwood librarians are here to help faculty in many ways – we’ll come to your class and present on many topics, from information literacy to how to use the library; we’ll put books on reserve for you; we’ll assist you and your students in research; and now, we’re happy to announce: we’ll make you a resource-rich mini-website for your class.
Marianne Taylor teaches LIT207 – Forms of Literature: Poetry. She contacted the library recently to see about aggregating resources online for a class research paper that explores the work of a specific poet. She wanted students to have a place to find poetry-specific resources, writing tutorials, information on citing scholary sources, and information on the services the library offers. We pulled together a course-specific LibGuide for Professor Taylor and her students. We would also be happy to work with you on creating a guide for your class!
There’s no limit to the way LibGuides can be used – and they’re used at colleges and universities everywhere to create research guides, course homepages, single-topic resource sites, and beyond. You can check out how some other institutions are using LibGuides, and what people are saying about the tool:
- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has over 500 guides you can browse (quick disclaimer here – I’m a proud alumna of the U of Illinois!)
- The University of Iowa is also using LibGuides for a wide range of general purposes
- Influential education and library blogger The Unquiet Librarian gives her top 10 reasons to love LibGuides
- Nearly 150 community college libraries are using LibGuides – just search for “community college” here
To get started working with a librarian on a LibGuide, contact our Emerging Technologies Specialist, Xiaomei Gu at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-398-5899 ext. 4041.