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Webinar: Designing Student-Centered Research Guides

In this free one-hour webinar, Amy Barker and Ashley Hoffman give an overview of their study and highlight practical design tips that will be easily transferable to other libraries.

Webinar: Designing Student-Centered Research Guides

Originally presented July 13, 2022

Creating and maintaining research guides that students actually use is an ongoing challenge for many librarians. 

To design a LibGuides subject guide “blueprint” that would increase student usage, Amy E. G. Barker, Instructional Design Librarian, and Ashley T. Hoffman, Research Support Librarian, of Kennesaw State University Library System conducted a mixed-methods usability research study. 

In this webinar, the presenters give an overview of their study and highlight practical design tips that will be easily transferable to other libraries. 

Click below to experience this webinar as a tutorial. When you continue past the introduction to the webinar, you'll be prompted to log in. We require login to view the whole tutorial so we can provide certificates of completion for your records and for professional development credit. No purchase is required and you can create a Niche Academy account if you don't already have one. The certificate will be available for download when you have completed all sections of the tutorial.  


Click the link below to download the presentation slides and chat transcript:
Designing Student-Centered Research Guides Slides

Designing Student-Centered Research Guides Chat Transcript

You might also find these sources helpful:

Amy's and Ashley's Article
Subject Guide Blueprint - Undergrad
Subject Guide Blueprint 
How to set up Tabbed Boxes
How to set up Gallery Boxes

Amy and Ashley have made a template of the guide available on the Springshare community. You can find it by choosing "copy content / layout from an existing guide" and then select "Community Guides". Search for either "Subject Guide Blueprint - Undergrad" or "".

BarkerHoffman Screenshot for Guide Template

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