Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
The Arnold Library at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is not your average academic library - so it's not surprising to discover that their CampusGuides are extraordinary too!
The Arnold Library (located in Seattle, Washington) serves a community of biomedical researchers: graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty members, and scientific staff. Since the librarians work with such a diverse community, their guides cover a similarly diverse range of information. These guides cover topics like laboratory protocols and the scientific publishing process, as well as guides that focus on training their users how to use complex scientific machinery, like the electron microscope.
These librarians aren't just content creators: they also train faculty members and post-docs to create guides. They often collaborate to create rich course guides, which contain syllabi, eReserves, links to other course readings, and multimedia. Other institutions have taken notice! The model system course guide in particular (featured below) has been an inspiration to other faculty members teaching similar course material.
Both librarians and faculty have been consistently happy with how easy it is to create and maintain guides. Ann Marie Clark, Library Director, thinks "the CampusGuides system gives us the perfect blend of creative flexibility while allowing us to maintain a consistent user experience and institutional identity."
Thank you so much for letting us feature you - we're thrilled to play even a small part in helping foster such important research!