American Chemical Society Spring 2023 Meeting
I had a great time attending the ACS Spring 2023 Meeting over the past week. Although I was attending virtually, it was great to see all of the hard work of my colleagues in the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) come together and present a really interesting program.
For this meeting, I organized a symposium entitled “Innovations in Library Instruction” and we had an amazing lineup of speakers. I took a little time this afternoon to record a run of my presentation so that I could post it online and make it accessible to those not at the ACS Meeting.
How to Cite this Presentation
Nolan, M. M. “Rethinking Library Research Guides: Making LibGuides Useful for Beginners” (oral presentation). Division of Chemical Information (CINF), American Chemical Society. American Chemical Society Spring 2023 Meeting, Indianapolis, IN and Virtual. March 2023. Recording accessed at mnolan.org/presentations
LibGuide Examples and About LibGuides:
- Chemistry Library Research Guide (UF Libraries) – Here is the continuous work in progress LibGuide for I created for chemistry that was discussed in this presentation.
- LibGuide Design: Best Practices and Guidelines (UF Libraries) – An excellent guide for accessibility considerations created by my colleagues.
- “When All You Have is a Hammer, Everything Looks like a LibGuide: Strengths, Limitations & Opportunities of the…Tool” LOEX 2022 Presentation by Urszula Lechtenberg (University of Pittsburgh) and Helene Gold (New College of Florida) – A really great presentation on LibGuides and pedagogy that was shared by an audience member during my presentation. Check it out!
- Sam Putnam’s “Hacking Your LibGuide” – My colleague and friend wrote the code for the accordion menus I used on my guide. You can use them too.
- ThingLink – My favorite tool for creating embedded, interactive images. This tool is what I use for the catalog demonstrations on my LibGuides.
- Text Scanning Patterns: Eye Tracking Evidence (Nielson Norman Group) – A summary of eye tracking heat maps for different website scanning behaviors. Created by a UX consulting firm.
- ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education – Probably the most important framework to our discipline. Read it, know it, love it!
- Universal Design for Learning – A framework for developing learning objects accessible and supportive of all learners.
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