Tag Archives: research guides

The Law Library & The Bar Exam

by Dean Duane Strojny Because of another blog posting forwarded to me recently, I am moved to discuss the bar exam and the role libraries could, should, and must play in the preparation of it. This is a critical time for … Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of Video Presentations – and a Suggestion for Avoiding Them

A traditional librarian duty is to create guides for students and other patrons.  As better technology has become available, libraries moved from paper booklets to online guides like LibGuides. To further assist in classes and training, especially in academic libraries, … Continue reading

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What is a reporter?

This semester’s postings started with a great discussion on reference services. We all get interesting questions from a variety of patrons, and I am sure that every one of us has our favorite reference questions to share. But what happens … Continue reading

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Optimizing Research Guides for Usability

Online Research Guides are proliferating. With the widespread adoption of LibGuides, it is easier than ever to develop a research guide that incorporates video, images, hyperlinks, and RSS feeds. By using a little “Advanced Common Sense” of the Steve Krug … Continue reading

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FCIL Librarians: Thoughts on Research Instruction

By C. Deane Web Usability: Don’t Make Me Think When I was an online student working on my MLIS one of the things that most troubled me was how poorly organized the course pages were on Blackboard. Now that I teach … Continue reading

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