Embedding Guides Where Students Learn: Do Design Choices and Librarian Behavior Make a Difference?
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Citation:Sarah Anne Murphy, Elizabeth L. Black, "Embedding Guides Where Students Learn: Do Design Choices and Librarian Behavior Make a Difference?" Journal of Academic Librarianship 39, no. 6 (2013): 528-534. DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2013.06.007
This study investigated whether library guides embedded in a university’s learning management system fulfill their mission to promote library resources and maintain a librarian presence in the online course environment. Specifically, the study examined whether design elements, promotional practices, or other behaviors influenced guide use. It questioned whether students located the library guides and, if so, did students find the guides helpful. Results confirmed that students who used library guides found the guides helpful. Select faculty and librarian behaviors may also influence student use of library guides. Promotion and marketing practices, however, are not the only factors encouraging students to use library guides.
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