Maintaining Standards for Research Guides Without Making People Hate You (1:50 – 2:10 PM)

If you work with research guide administration, you know that the best thing about guides is also the worst thing: they allow librarians who may not have web design experience to put anything they want online. To be effective public-facing web pages and instructional tools, research guides need to meet certain standards of consistency, usability, and accessibility, but how do you enforce those standards without constricting and alienating their content creators? In this session, learn how one guide administrator established processes to ensure guide quality while allowing librarians their independence, and maintaining buy-in and goodwill – and you can too.

Discussion to follow from 2:10 – 2:30pm.

Location: Discussions Room (Great Lakes A1) Date: November 10, 2018 Time: 1:51 pm - 2:30 pm Ashley Lierman