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Creating LibGuides for School Libraries: Getting Started with LibGuides

Tutorials, videos, examples, and research on creating LibGuides using best practices of web design.

Why LibGuides?

LibGuides help librarians organize and showcase library resources.  A good LibGuide makes accessing quality information more efficient for students and teachers.  Research tips and techniques can be added to a LibGuide, making it a teaching tool.  In designing any guide, consider your audience's needs and best practices in web design. 

F- Shape Reading

Why People Scan in an F-Shaped Pattern

People scan in an F-shape when all of these 3 elements are present:

  1. A page or a section of a page includes text that has little or no formatting for the web. For example, it has a “wall of text” but no bolding, bullets, or subheadings.
  2. The user is trying to be most efficient on that page.
  3. The user is not so committed or interested that he is willing to read every word

F-Shaped Pattern of Reading on the Web: Misunderstood, But Still Relevant (Even on Mobile)

by Kara Pernice on November 12, 2017

F shaped reading  of tiger article

Inspirational School LibGuides

What to do you need to start a guide?

The first step is creating your LibApps account.  This is where you can add your photo and the information in your profile.

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