LibGuides Working Session #3: Look and Feel part 1
In summer 2022, we will improve our LibGuides presence and verify the list of curated databases, two sub-projects in the Drupal migration.
The curated database list will move from Drupal to Alma/SpringShare; this transfer is expected to improve functionality and reduce the need for duplicative data entry.
Pair up with a partner
Review of Best Practices Libguide (by Jen Hunter) - see Top 10 Best Practices list
What is “locked down”? What can we change?- Layout, navigation, and tabs
- Editing text
- Presenting books and journals
What do you want to learn how to do? (poll)
Day 3: “Look and Feel” and Showcasing
Context: The LibGuides software allows editors to organize and present the layout, navigation and content of their pages in a variety of ways. One goal for the LibGuides working sessions is to move toward greater consistency of presentation (e.g. “look and feel”), while leveraging LibGuide functionality to showcase library resources in a meaningful way.
Outcome: During the session, we ask that participants work together to
1) discuss how those best practices may (or might not) be appropriate for your respective guides, and
2) make updates to your guides as appropriate.
After the session, we ask each LibGuides editor to review the Best Practices guide and make adjustments to all their guides this summer based on the recommendations and tips.