One of the best parts about being a school librarian is the work I do in creating subjects guides that compile “digital tools and resources for teacher and student use” (International Society for Technology in Education, 2011). Subject guides are “lists of resources created by librarians to assist students with their research needs. These lists of resources may include topics including but not limited to books, journals, databases, websites, as well as any other topics the librarian feels would assist students with their research” (“Subject Guides”).
I collaborated with my co-technology integration specialist to adopt LibGuides, a very well-respected content management system, to publish and share our school’s subject guides. LibGuides is a “content management system used by many thousands of libraries worldwide. Librarians use it to curate knowledge and share information by creating online guides on any topic, subject, course, on any process, on any thing” (“LibGuides”).
International Society for Technology in Education. (2011). ISTE standards: coaches. Retrieved June 29, 2011, from http://www.iste.org/standards/ISTE-standards/standards-for-coaches
LibGuides. (2013). Retrieved May 19, 2016, from http://www.springshare.com/libguides/
Subject guides. (2012, September 17). Retrieved May 19, 2016, from Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki website: http://www.libsuccess.org/Subject_Guides