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Using LibGuides to Curate Information Literacy Resources in the Secondary School Library: Home

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We started using Libguides in April of 2013 as a means to bring together information literacy instruction resources, including pathfinders, into one site.  Linda had been using Google Sites and Kathy had been using Wikispaces for our information literacy instruction.  The database links were located with the library catalog on a separate site. LibGuides has provided us with the ability to consolidate all of our resources into one place.

A to Z Databases

Guides as Pathfinders

  • Students who miss a class can easily refer back to the LibGuide

  • Pages are open to everyone, but include assignment-specific information:  class name, handouts, rubrics, etc., plus specific library resources, external resources, Noodlebib, Turnitin, notecards, evaluating sources handout, contact information for guide creator

Guides to Promote Independent Reading

Middle School Librarian

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Linda Hoiseth

Information Literacy Instruction

Sometimes we create guides to teach specific lessons, or include boxes on guides that provide information literacy instruction.

Guides as Curation Tools

  • Libguides Community is a great place to find resources for specific sources or needs.  
  • We use LibGuides as a way to collect and share resources we get from our PLNs - blogs, Twitter, Google+, list serves, etc.

Guides for Community Resources

High School Librarian