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Presentation
Creating Audience and Environment-Friendly Research Guides: Findings from a User Study
Association of College and Research Libraries 2015 Conference (2015)
  • Jessica Alverson, DePaul University
  • James LeFager, DePaul University
  • Jennifer Schwartz, DePaul University
  • Amelia Brunskill, DePaul University
Abstract

Like many libraries, our institution had relied on a one-size-fits-all model for our subject research guides without considering the various audiences using our guides, or the different contexts in which students encounter those guides. Learn about our user study that explored how students use these guides, and where they fit into the actual research process. We will discuss how we engaged librarians and created a new model that balances diverse research needs and expectations.

Keywords
  • research guides,
  • libguides,
  • user study,
  • qualitative
Publication Date
Spring March, 2015
Citation Information
Jessica Alverson, James LeFager, Jennifer Schwartz and Amelia Brunskill. "Creating Audience and Environment-Friendly Research Guides: Findings from a User Study" Association of College and Research Libraries 2015 Conference (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jameslefager/5/