Now that online learning is our temporary ‘new normal,’ A.T. Still Memorial Library would like to showcase a useful tool utilized by librarians and many A.T. Still University (ATSU) faculty: LibGuides
What are LibGuides?
LibGuides are webpages designed by and for libraries, but are also used by faculty and staff to relay certain kinds of information, most commonly to students. The library uses LibGuides to assist students and faculty with locating library resources and how to access them. We assist faculty in creating and using LibGuides to support their teaching and research activities with more flexibility and speed than other available options.
Why create a LibGuide?
You can use a LibGuide to communicate with your students or peers for any number of purposes. This resource is not limited to specific people or a specific timeframe unless you design them to be, so they can be used to share information with students who are not currently enrolled in a course, or with peers at another university, or with peers working on a project that requires rapid updating under your own control.
What makes LibGuides so special?
Once your LibGuide is created, it is extremely easy to update and multiple editors can be added to one page for collaboration purposes. We leave it up to you to decide if you’d like to edit the Guide yourself or if you’d prefer to ask a librarian for assistance.
LibGuides provide unique security features as well. Adding password protection ensures no one will be able to see the information on the Guide unless you want them to, and they don’t need to be enrolled in a specific course to access it as long as they have the password.
Not sure if a LibGuide is right for you? Please reach out to one of our librarians so you may discuss what is best for your needs!
by Samantha Maley, MLIS, web and communications librarian