DEC Scan Journal : Volume 34 Issue 2
2015 Volume 34, Issue 2 49 Contents Editorial Reflections Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews trial version are transferred seamlessly to your live site without loss of content. • The school provided extra time in lieu of sport duty for one term to build LibGuides content. • The response from staff has been very positive. Once a teacher can see how a curated guide can be a practical help for students with a particular task, they become enthusiastic users. How are LibGuides promoted and used in the school community? • Promotion, education and awareness are hugely important and, like content curation, is a continual process. Every opportunity is taken to tell colleagues about LibGuides and its benefits, what can be found on our LibGuides pages and how it can be used. Initiatives include: • whole-staff presentations with a printed handout to reinforce the message • presentations to faculty meetings to focus on KLA specific content • posters in classrooms and the library with our LibGuides URL • regular emails to staff describing new content and requesting their input • emails to student groups • presentations to student groups, for example senior study focus days • printed brochure for senior students outlining LibGuides and other services • links on the school website to our LibGuides site • items in the school newsletter • showcasing LibGuides when team teaching • Year 7 library lessons constantly use LibGuides. According to Springshare there are over 4,000 libraries and 55,000 educators world-wide using LibGuides and a culture of sharing and connecting is encouraged. If you love a guide you see on another site, you may, after seeking permission, reuse this guide on your own LibGuides site. There are many inspiring examples out there and a lot of time was spent admiring other LibGuides and learning about what was possible. There is still a lot to learn about LibGuides and I plan to extend the tools and templates I use. I have thoroughly enjoyed it so far and consider myself an unashamed LibGuides addict. It is a very effective way of having the library work smarter for the school community and operate as an integral part of the school’s teaching and learning every day. Yes, we do still love books and use books but we are able to combine traditional print material with digital and multi-media content in strategic and exciting ways.
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