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Slides from a presentation given at the Second Joint Spring Meeting of the Kansas Library Association College and University Section/ Nebraska Library Association College and University Section held April 21-22, 2016, in Manhattan, Kansas.


Copyright 2016, the author. Used by permission.


In July of 2015, a series of internal library workshops were conducted to improve the quality and accessibility of our LibGuides. The Summer LibGuides Revamp was a four week series, with each week focusing on a different aspect of LibGuides best practices. Each workshop built upon the last one in a scaffolding approach: the profile box/guide homepage, links, appearance, and accessibility. A key component of the workshops was two hours of reserved time each week for participants to work on their LibGuides in a computer lab. Participants had devoted time for implementing ideas from that week’s lesson with others working on the same task nearby. This fostered a sense of collaboration and teamwork, in addition to providing an opportunity to ensure the changes were made.Participants at this lightning round session will understand the importance of internal training to ensuring high quality output and recognize the necessity of devoting time to best practices in LibGuides.