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Published on March 13, 2016

Author: melanieparlette

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1. LIBGUIDES: USING THE DATA M E L A N I E PA R L E T T E - S T E W A R T, B L E N D E D L E A R N I N G L I B R A R I A N U N I V E R S I T Y O F G U E L P H @ M PA R S T E W

2. website redesign

3. 2013

4. WHAT WE WANTED: •A place where students could “get started” •A consistent look and feel •User-friendly navigation

5. WHAT WE ENDED UP WITH (ROUND 1): • Templated Course Guides • Templated Subject Guides directly tied to all course areas (i.e. HIST Subject guides for HIST (History courses) • Topic Guides to meet the other needs (and allow for consistent support of other needs such as APA,Time Management, Finding Images) • Controlled Language (HackYour Learning, CiteYour Sources)

6. LESSONS LEARNED •Tabs were confusing (people weren’t clicking through to the second tab) •Needed to simplify the content even more

7. WHAT WE ENDED UP WITH (ROUND 2):

8. Limit to 10 research resources (centre column) Video embedded Up to 3 “HackYour Learning” Embedded Library Search Box Help Service (focus on our chat / keeping it online)

9. STRATEGY •Course Guides •Subject Guides •Topic Guides

10. Sticking with the plan: Clean + Simple

11. DATA G O O G L E / S P R I N G S H A R E A N A LY T I C S + U X T E S T I N G

12. 903 4 2 4

13. Google Analytics  Behaviour View Full Report  Select Page

14. Google Analytics  Behaviour View Full Report  Select Page Navigation Summary

15. Springshare Libguides  Statistics  Guides  GuideTitle  Assets Conversation Starter

16. WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS? •Popular links (remove the less popular / distracting) •Order matters

17. Google Analytics  Acquisition Direct: Typed the URL into their browser. Can include: bookmarks, untagged links within emails, or links PDFs or Word documents. Referral: Referred by links on other websites Top Referrals

18. WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS? • Where our users are coming from • Common access points to use / incorporate into promotion

19. UX STUDY RESULTS • Students were unaware of the function of our “Ask Us” icon • Increase scannability (they wanted larger font sizes) • “Library Guides” is an unclear name for our LibGuides instance • Create or improve descriptions

20. HOW HAS THIS IMPACTED OUR STRATEGY? • Working with web librarian to improve web site linking and adjust font sizes / CSS code • Small Library Guides team – Course guide requests go through a form (maintain consistency) • Focus on creating DIRECTIVE not DESCRIPTIVE descriptions under resources (limited word count)

21. NEXT STEPS • 100% of undergraduate course guides created –Outreach to faculty, gathering course outlines to make better • Continue to use the data to make changes to our template –Google Analytics and User Experience (UX) Testing • Increase ourTopic Guide content –Interlinking is what makes the guides effective –As new topics come up, working with academic unit partners • Getting Buy In From Staff –Teaching to the guides increases student use

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