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Centralized Control With Flexible Content Creation
LibGuides CMS helps library district coordinators and IT groups to provide a standardized platform for all schools yet enable look & feel and content customization based on schools' unique needs. Maintain central A-Z databases, and build common assets that everyone can share & reuse.
Create Guide Groups for each school in your district. Each Group has a fully customizable look & feel and user permissions, giving each library its own web presence within the district-level platform.
Share & Reuse Content & Resources
District coordinators and web-savvy librarians and teachers can create content that others in the district can share and reuse with a click of a button. Publishing controls and reports ensure the reuse is fair and that content creators get the credit they deserve.
LibAnswers for District-Wide Knowledge Base and Library Assistance
Elevate The Library's Web Presence In The District
Use Blogs to Distribute News
Besides using LibGuides CMS to create content-rich district and school library websites, use the blogging functionality to publish and distribute library news, new database additions and the like.
Cohesive Web Presence
When individual school library websites are coordinated with the district-level site and feature useful information and content-rich media, this raises the profile of the library within the district, and administrators take notice!
Distribute Databases and Content
Use widgets to distribute relevant guides and content, and if the district uses LTI-compliant courseware use LTI to embed library resources directly into course pages.
Reduce IT and Web Costs
Reduce the need for IT resources by enabling librarians - and teachers - to modify online content themselves via LibGuides' easy-to-use content curation and editing tools. Sharing and content reuse further decreases the complexity and increases use.
Collaborate & Communicate on a District Level
LibGuides is one of the most flexible platforms I use. Not only can it do almost anything, the interface is so intuitive that anyone can skillfully use it. I've taught many folks at my school how to use LibGuides for their course-pages, project descriptions, photo galleries, and more! Plus working with the folks at Springshare is always a pleasure!
Promote Information Literacy & Build Research Skills
Information Literacy Platform
Student learning can take place anywhere. Build self-grading, timed quizzes with LibWizard and assess learning with real-time feedback. Quizzes can include helpful ‘if wrong’ messages to gently guide students toward the correct answers.
Build Self-Paced Learning Tutorials
Digital natives employ a variety of learning styles. Easily create self-paced tutorials with interactive content in LibWizard. Integrate live media, interactive webpages, and embedded LibGuides to meet their educational needs.
Create Forms & Gather Feedback
Use LibWizard to create interactive Forms and build feedback Surveys and gather invaluable data on library satisfaction, instruction session feedback, and more. Distribute forms and surveys via widgets or email.
Collaborate With Local Libraries, and Other Districts
Partner With Local Libraries
Local public libraries can provide resource support for the school libraries within the district. With LibGuides CMS, you can collaboratively build content and share & reuse relevant guides as easy as 1,2,3, if the library is using LibGuides, too.
Work With Other Districts
The community features of LibGuides enable collaboration beyond district lines. The Springshare Lounge and SpringyCamp virtual user conferences bring the wealth of expertise and best practices within your reach.
Provide Help…Even When You’re Not There
It’s 9pm, And They Need Help
Students need help, even when you’re not open. Increase visibility, and usage, of library resources. Create searchable LibAnswers FAQs for students, teachers, parents, and district staff so they can get answers to their questions - 24/7 on their smartphone, tablet, or desktop. Embed FAQs right inside LibGuides, the library website, and even inside their courseware tool. They'll have easy access to your knowledge literally at their fingertips – right when they need it the most.
Reminders of What They Learned
Instruction sessions can be overwhelming. Students can easily forget the invaluable resources you showed them when they go home to do their work. Class-specific LibGuides store all the resources they need for that class or assignment in one place. So even if they forget what you showed them, they'll remember to look at the LibGuide.
Demonstrate The Value Of Your Libraries To The District
With detailed usage statistics, show administrators all the great stuff you’re doing to help students and teachers district-wide. The statistics within Springshare tools deliver everything you need to impress your stakeholders and demonstrate the value of your libraries.
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