Program Session

4 - Establishing a Peer Review Process to Evaluate Research Guides

Monday, May 29
1:50 PM - 2:05 PM
Room: 607

Objectives: Springshare's LibGuide platform has become synonymous with online library pathfinders and instruction support. However, without oversight of the collection of guides and standards for their creation, unwieldy numbers and lack of uniformity prevail. This paper will outline the creation of standards and application of systematic peer review to increase the value and relevance of research guides.

Methods: Prior to migration to the newest version of LibGuides, existing research guides were culled. Following migration, the library’s Web Committee took the charge of developing standards and a peer review process for creating new guides, improving previously existing guides, and removing guides with low usage.

Standards and a checklist for creators were created for standalone and course-embedded guides, based on practices at peer institutions. Guide idea proposals were submitted through an online form. If proposals were accepted, the creator would then submit a private URL to the committee for review of the guide and application of the standards. Usage of previously created guides was analyzed through the LibGuide statistics module and Google Analytics. Recommendations for improvement or retention were made as a part of a larger improvement of online presence and shift to the use of durable learning objects.

Results:
This project is in progress. Results will be presented at MLA.

Conclusion:
This project is in progress. Results will be presented at MLA.

Keywords: Peer review
Process improvement
Audience
Planning
Workflow
Education
Standards



Program Session

Heather L. Brown

Head, Collection Services
McGoogan Library of Medicine
Omaha, Nebraska

Heather L. Brown, MA, is the Head of Collection Services at the McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center where she oversees Collection Development and Metadata, Interlibrary Loan, and Special Collections. Scholarly communications is her liaison role. Other areas of practice are institutional repository management and social media.

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Emily J. Glenn

Education & Research Services Librarian
McGoogan Library of Medicine
Omaha, Nebraska

Emily J. Glenn, MSLS, AHIP, is an Education & Research Services librarian at University of Nebraska Medical Center. In this position, she provides research services support, teaches workshops library and research resources, and advises the UNMC Makers Club of 3D printing enthusiasts. and She holds a BA in sociology from the University of Oregon and a MSLS from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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Christian I.J. Minter

Assistant Professor/Education & Research Services Librarian
University of Nebraska Medical Center, McGoogan Library of Medicine
Omaha, Nebraska

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Danielle Drummond

Education & Research Services Associate
University of Nebraska Medical Center, McGoogan Library of Medicine
Omaha, Nebraska

Danielle Drummond, BS, is the Education & Research Services Associate at the University of Nebraska Medical Center McGoogan Library of Medicine.

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Larissa Krayer

Digital Archivist
University of Nebraska Medical Center, McGoogan Library of Medicine
Omaha, NE

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Alison Bobal

Head of Collection Development and Metadata
University of Nebraska Medical Center, McGoogan Library of Medicine
Omaha, Nebraska

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