Meet Alex Payne - Digital Services Manager for the Newport News Public Libraries.
How long have you been making LibGuides?
I began authoring guides as a graduate assistant @ UTK – so, I’ve been creating guides for about 5 years now
How long have you been a librarian?
I received my M.S., 2010, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Where do you look to find LibGuide inspiration?
The LibGuides Community and various university library sites – and lots and lots of Smashing Magazine articles regarding web design, usability, and best practice info.
What are some tips you would like to share with others who might be copying your guide?
Feel free to customize – we’d be happy to share our CSS too
What is your favorite thing about LibGuides?
The customization ability and the ease of the hosted environment
Anything else you want to add?
We send our “Thanks!” to the Springshare support forums for giving us the ideas and FAQs to develop a great site
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Can I use this guide in my site?
Absolutely - all guides featured in the Best Of site have been cleared for sharing! Here's how:
- Click the guide link (above)
- Copy the guide's URL
- Follow these instructionsto copy a guide from another system into your site!,
And remember - when reusing content from another site, it's always nice to add an attribution, see the box above for attribution information.
Can I nominate a Guide?
Want to submit a site for Best Of? Awesome! But before you email, remember The Rules:
1) To be featured, guide owners must agree to share their content
2) All nominations should include a brief statement on what makes it the best