Target Audience: Librarians who create or update research guides
1) Participants will be able to identify best practices for managing and creating research guides.
2) Participants will be able to select the appropriate type of research guide for their patrons' needs.
The advent of online technologies has led to an explosion of available research resources, making the efforts of librarians to direct users to the best sources more critical than ever. One of the ways libraries can meet this need is by creating and updating online research guides for its users. This session will cover best practices for preparing these guides--including the initial decision to develop a guide in a particular area or of a particular type--the steps taken to create it, and how to markets a guide’s use once completed.