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Last Updated: May 11, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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Profile Photo Becca Black is an Academic Development Advisor and Faculty of Technology and Built Environment at Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, NZ.

How long have you been making LibGuides?
DIY Maths is the first LibGuide I've made, and I started on it about two years ago.

How long have you been a librarian?
I am not a librarian.  I'm a former secondary mathematics teacher currently working as an Academic Advisor to approximately 200 lecturers at a large polytechnic institute.  

Where do you look to find LibGuide inspiration?
The Best Of site.

What are some tips you would like to share with others who might be copying your guide?
Tip #1:  Get the first page absolutely perfect.  Then save a copy of it and duplicate it for all further pages.
Tip #2:  Add links using the "Simple Web Links" or "Links and Lists" box types so you can track link usage.
Tip #3:  Every so often, review the features of LibGuides to see what's new.  I found the Google Search box this year, and it looks really fantastic on each page.

What is your favorite thing about LibGuides?
LibGuides embeds a lot of very useful tools for developing a flexible, professional site.

Becca was a presenter at SpringyCamp Spring 2013 - Check out her presentation on DIY Text Books and LibGuides here.


Check Out the Guide

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Please Credit as "Based on the DIY Maths guide at Unitec New Zealand."


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)
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  • Follow these instructionsto copy a guide from another system into your site!,

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Can I nominate a Guide?

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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

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