LibGuides Best Practices

To reach our patrons most effectively, best practices are listed throughout this guide for you to follow as a LibGuide creator.

Libguides is a user-friendly content management system used by University of Utah Libraries and thousands of libraries worldwide.  Librarians can use LibGuides to curate knowledge and share information, organize class and specific subject resources, and to create and manage websites.  To reach our patrons most effectively best practices are listed throughout this guide for you to follow as a LibGuide creator.

This is by no means a complete list of best practices, but a short and concise list to help you make your LibGuides more user-friendly.  Please see the "Additional Resources" box in the bottom left of each page for more extensive information.

When creating a LibGuide consider how:
  • Your guide is an introduction to the best resources rather than an extensive list.
  • The goal is a user-centered LibGuide, but if your guide is so detailed the reader can’t get through it, or so involved that you can’t keep it up to date, it doesn’t do you or the user any good.  Strategize to create minimal work for you to manage your guide’s upkeep.
  • Writing for the web and for paper are different.  On the web readers tend to scan information rather than reading word for word.

Additional Resources

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