October 28-30 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

D303 - Retooling Tools: Wikipedia and LibGuides

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
DeAnza III (Portola)
Chanitra Bishop, Digital Scholarship & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Reference Services, Indiana University Bloomington
Marie Bloechle, Electronic Acquisitions Librarian, Libraries, University of North Texas
Aaron Bowen, Reference/Subject Librarian, California State University, Chico

This session profiles how libraries are using usual tools in unusual ways. Indiana University Library uses Wikipedia to teach students critical thinking skills. Students learn about copyright, fair use, public domain, creative commons licenses, and how to evaluate information. University of North Texas Library uses LibGuides web applications to promote ebooks with targeted marketing opportunities of ebooks to students as well as 24/7 assistance on ebook platforms. Using APIs, widgets, and other LibGuides features, the Library embeds book covers, trailers, and podcasts; mobile apps; social bookmarking; really simple syndication (RSS) feeds; and virtual book clubs to enhance ebook specific guides. The Library at California State University–Chico researched the impact of LibGuides on students learning. The research provides insight into the pedagogy of creating guides and how different elements of a guide are not platform-dependent but rather can be adapted to different library systems and environments.

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