An overview of the content and how to effectively use your guide
Related subject and course guides
1. Titles of each side-menu should be short (3 words max)
2. The number of side-menu should be less than 7
3. Home vs. Getting Started
4. Nudge Users: Meaningful side-menu label
Don't display a long and important text in the narrow box in the left side under Menu
Don't have everything on the one subject guide.
Be friendly - Provide static descriptions of each resource
Less is better than more - Key information only
Space - Break up content
Be consistent in terms of layout and styles
The title of your guide is important because it leads your students to find your guide.
Create friendly URLs.
What to put in your profile box:
What to put in your profile page:
Locate the profile box on the Home only under the side-menu navigation
Evidence 1: "The participants went to variety of places for support." (University of Washington Libraries: LibGuides Usability Testing)
Evidence 2: "Having contact information for the library/librarians on the guides is important; more than one student commented that they wanted to be able to ask questions of a real person if needed." (University of Michigan: Undergraduate Student Focus Groups)
Label: Subject Librarian vs. Your Personal Librarian vs. Librarian
General Contact Us from your library's Shared Resource Guide
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