You might have heard recently that there’s a new research guide format that the reference folks have been learning to use. It’s called LibGuides, and allows for users to create research guides that take advantage of a number of web 2.0 tools. We’re still learning, but you can see some of the examples here. Not only do these guides make it easy to include the standard information that we’ve included in the past, but you can also include delicious bookmarks, videos and images, and embed chat boxes within the guides themselves. We’re working on setting up some training options for anyone who might want to make a guide for their subject area, but in the meantime, if you want to see what is possible and the ease of use, you can watch this video:
I’ll send something to lib-l once we have a time/date/place for training. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch if you have questions or comments!