Mar 19th, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Making Your User Guides Relevant in a 2.0 World

Kari D. Weaver, Wartburg College
Kimberly Babcock Mashek, Wartburg College


Online user guides have become more than static listings of library resources. Now dynamic and interactive instruction tools, they incorporate various Web 2.0 features such as chat, RSS feeds, tags, blogs, and user generated content. This presentation will discuss how libraries can transform their existing guides by integrating these new features and considering the needs of their library community. The presentation will show examples of currently available products libraries can use to enhance their own guides.

Kimberly Babcock Mashek and Kari Weaver are Information Literacy Librarians at Wartburg College's Vogel Library.