|James Rider is aTechnology Technician at Yavapai College Library.|
How long have you been making LibGuides?
We began in the summer of 2011. I worked on site design and creating shared resources.
How long have you been working in libraries?
I’m a techie/admin type, and have been maintaining our library’s technology for 7 years.
Where do you look to find LibGuide inspiration?
I write technical guides, and often there aren’t many already existing. I use a simple, clear path to present the information. If it looks cluttered or confusing, it gets revised!
What are some tips you would like to share with others who might be copying your guide?
This guide uses jQuery and some CSS for the accordion features. Talk to your web people if you need to get that to work.
What is your favorite thing about LibGuides?
Flexibility and power. I can make it look exactly the way I want, or use some code to customize the heck out of it.
What kind of code did you use and how do you host it?
<!-- BEGIN JQUERY ACCORDION MENU -->
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://www.yc.edu/v5content/library/docs/libguides/style.css" />
<!-- END JQUERY ACCORDION MENU -->
The files are stored on our local server.
You can download the YC zip file by using the link below.
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LibGuide and YouTube Video Attribution: James Ryder, Yavapai College Library.
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