Archive for March 12, 2009

Springshare & LibGuides at ACRL Seattle

One more reminder that Springshare will be attending the ACRL conference in Seattle this upcoming weekend.  Please visit us at Booth #639 and be sure to bring your questions and suggestions related to LibGuides!

More importantly, there are seven (!!) presentations discussing real-world examples of LibGuides and its impact on student research.  You can find a list of these presentations on the Springshare Lounge ACRL page or by viewing the ACRL conference program.

Honorable Mentions

Online discussions of LibGuides are coming at a fast-and-furious pace these days; here are a few of our favorite blog posts and reviews from the last few weeks:

Loving LibGuides – The Unquiet Librairian
A week or so ago, my library’s subscription to LibGuides went live!  I have designed three research pathfinders so far, and I am totally in love with the clean design I can produce with ease…

Instructional Technologies, Teaching & Learning in Medicine, Web 2.0: Oncology, LibGuides and Delicious – EBM and Clinical Support Librarians@UCHC
Librarians at Lyman Maynard Stowe Library purchased a subscription to a course management system called LibGuides in August 2008.  It has proven to be a good investment…

LibGuides as Pathfinders – Archipelago
At ALA in Anaheim this summer, I discovered LibGuides, and my teaching has changed dramatically because of it…

Teaching Library Stuff – The Logical Operator
…I wonder if the idea that this guide was created for them, and them specifically, pulled them in little more deeply. Not to mention having an online tool that helps them penetrate the navigation scheme of the library home page and get right to the important stuff…

Monthly LibGuides Stats – February 2009

Here are the most recent stats for the LibGuides community!  Despite being a short month, new records were set across the board, with all-time high numbers of unique visitors and page views.  February was also the first time that our community reached over 1,000,000 individual visits in a single month!

Community Sites: 525
Librarian Accounts: 8757
Total Guides: 28,858
Total Pages: 163,486
Unique Visitors: 451,842
Page Views: 13,601,087
Site Up-time: 100.0%