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Guides

RRC Guides : PROMOTION

Contact Instructors

Activity: Contact instructors via email or other means.  

Objective: Notify them of a new guide published in their area of interest. Ask them to pass this information along to their students. Ask for feedback regarding any additional resources or areas of interest that might be included on the guide. 

NOTE: This is optional - Owners are not required to contact instructors but it is highly recommended to get feedback from the program and to increase visibility.

Frequency: As guides are published.

Responsibility: Owners 

Sample
Note: this is suggestive/starting text to help guide staff and encourage communication with instructors - not a template, though you are welcome to use it.

To:  {selected instructors – owner’s decision}

Cc: 

Subject:  A new guide has been published!

 

Hi {instructor name},

I wanted to let you know about a new library guide that was just published called:

"{guide name}".

Guides are a starting spot for students looking for more information on a particular topic in the collection. They will typically include featured books and ebooks, journals and databases, DVDs and streaming videos as well as websites and other information on sub-topics.

Find this guide here:  

URL: https://library.rrc.ca/{friendly_URL}

OR

  1. Go to: Library.rrc.ca
  2. Click “Guides” in the top navigation bar,
  3. Click the subject box, in this case, {subject area}, to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any suggestions to improve this guide (content or special interest areas) or stop by the library – we would love to hear from you. If you would like to see a specific guide for a particular topic please let us know.

We encourage you to share this resource with your students, include it on your Learn site and help us promote this Library tool.

{owner name}

 

 

Teams - All Library Staff

Activity: Contact Library staff via Teams application

Objective: All staff (including AS/ASC) will be notified of new guides as they are published so they are aware for participation in sessions, reference desk work, blogs, etc.

Frequency: As guides are published.

Responsibility: Guide Review Committee

Sample[draft]

post in GENERAL

 

Check out this new library guide published by ____{staff name}____!

              "  ___{Guide name}____  ".

              Friendly URL: https://library.rrc.ca/___{Friendly_URL}

Please share this resource with students and faculty during relevant information sessions, reference desk tasks and wherever appropriate.

This guide can also be included in displays (suggested formats are available), blog posts and relevant Link of the Day posts. (Note: this guide will be featured in a future "Featured Guides" post on the webpage and does not require its own Link of the Day post.)

Feel free to send any comments regarding this guide to the owner.

Thank you!

The Guide Review Committee ~ Linda, Sarah and Rosemary

 

 

Staff and Faculty News

Activity: Post in RRC Staff and Faculty news (online daily newsletter) via Hub.  

Objective: A recurring weekly feature in staff news featuring guides. New guides would get priority on the schedule, older guides would be featured if no new guides are available. This would coincide with "Featured Guide" on the Webpage.

NOTE: This would coincide with "Featured Guide" on the Webpage.

Frequency: Weekly. New guides would be prioritized on the schedule. 'Featured' guides would be used as filler when new guides aren't available. “Library Guide Wednesday”

Responsibility: KOGs​

Sample: [draft]

 [X]  Staff and Faculty

  [_] Current Students

Date:

Subject:  {Guide name} – Featured Library Guides

 

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE GUIDE

The United Nations has declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

There are approximately 5000 Indigenous languages globally, around 70 Indigenous languages here in Canada, some of which are endangered.  There is an urgent need to preserve, promote and revitalize these languages.

Did you know that RRC Library has many great resources for Cree, Ojibwe, and Ojibwe-Cree languages?  Check out our guide on Indigenous Languages for links to many resources (print and electronic).

Find the INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE guide here:

RRCLibrary.libguides.com/Indigenous_language

           or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on "Your GUIDE is ready"
  3. Select the subject box – Indigenous Language is in the Indigenous Education section - to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Other guides you may find interesting:

  • Community Economic Development (library.rrc.ca/Comm_Economic_Dev​)
  • Residential Schools​ (library.rrc.ca/ResidentialSchools)

 

What is a Guide?

Guides are curated web pages created by our library staff. Many people who are starting to explore a topic aren't sure where to start - there are so many options and it can be overwhelming.

Guides are a starting spot for students looking for more information on a particular topic in the collection. A guide will typically include featured books and journals (both print and electronic), databases, Videos (DVDs and streaming) and websites. They may also include specialized information specific to the topic (i.e. WHIMIS or resources specific to an assignment).

Do not hesitate to contact guide owners (information is on the guide) if you have any suggestions to improve this guide (content or special interest areas) or stop by the library – we would love to hear from you. If you would like to see a specific guide for a particular topic please let us know.

We encourage you to share this resource with your students, include it on your Learn site and help us promote this Library tool.

Student News

Activity: Post in All Student news (online daily newsletter).  

Objective: A recurring weekly feature in student news featuring guides. New guides would get priority on the schedule, older guides would be featured if no new guides are available. This would coincide with "Featured Guide" on the Webpage.

NOTE: This would coincide with "Featured Guide" on the Webpage.

Frequency: Weekly. New guides would be prioritized on the schedule. 'Featured' guides would be used as filler when new guides aren't available. “Library Guide Wednesday”

Responsibility: KOGs

Sample: [draft]

 [_]  Staff and Faculty

 [X]  Current Students

Date:

Subject:  {Guide name}

 

(Entry1)

PAPER DUE? NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

Your GUIDE is ready!

Guides are curated web pages created by our library staff for students. Many students who are starting to explore a topic aren't sure where to start - there are so many options and it can be overwhelming. Especially when you have a deadline looming.

Guides are a starting spot for students looking for more information on a particular topic in the collection. A guide will typically include featured books and journals (both print and electronic), databases, Videos (DVDs and streaming) and websites. They may also include specialized information specific to the topic (Ex. WHIMIS or resources specific to an assignment).

Each week the Library will be featuring a new guide.

 

(Entry2)

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE GUIDE

The United Nations has declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

There are approximately 5000 Indigenous languages globally, around 70 Indigenous languages here in Canada, some of which are endangered.  There is an urgent need to preserve, promote and revitalize these languages.

Did you know that RRC Library has many great resources for Cree, Ojibwe, and Ojibwe-Cree languages?  Check out our guide on Indigenous Languages for links to many resources (print and electronic).

Find the INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE guide here:

RRCLibrary.libguides.com/Indigenous_language

           or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on "Your GUIDE is ready"
  3. Select the subject box – Indigenous Language is in the Indigenous Education section - to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Other guides you may find interesting:

  • Community Economic Development (library.rrc.ca/Comm_Economic_Dev )
  • Residential Schools (library.rrc.ca/ResidentialSchools)

Do not hesitate to contact guide owners (information is on the guide) if you have any suggestions to improve this guide (content or special interest areas) or stop by the library – we would love to hear from you. If you would like to see a specific guide for a particular topic please let us know.

We encourage you to share this resource with your peers and instructors.