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Services for ALC Faculty

LibGuides for the Classroom

LibGuides is a content management system (CMS) used by libraries to create subject-specific informational guides. These guides group together resources into an easy to access Web 2.0 format. 

As an adjunct to instructional sessions, the Public Services Librarian will create a personalized LibGuides portal for your course. Resources that are relevant to student assignments, as well as a review of information literacy concepts and search strategies, and general information on how to use our online resources are included in these guides. It's a centralized place that makes the research process a bit easier for students. And, most importantly, the guide serves as a reminder of the concepts covered in class.

A LibGuides portal may also be established for a course where the instructor wants a centralized place to link to external resources including electronic journal articles, online databases, images, vidoes, and audio files. 

Plus, the LibGuides software also allows instructors to modify and add material to guides assigned to their courses. The software is easy to use--no HTML experience required. If you understand how to type a document in Microsoft Word, you can edit a LibGuide! The Public Services Librarian can offer individualized LibGuides training by request.