Making LibGuides Work: Student Interviews and Usability Tests

Kate L Conerton, Cheryl Goldenstein

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This article discusses student use of and feedback on LibGuides in an academic library. The authors conducted interviews and usability tests with on-campus and distance students to determine their preferences and expectations, as well as to identify specific pain points. Based on the findings, the authors changed LibGuides best practices at their institution and overhauled the LibGuides index page.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-54
JournalInternet Reference Services Quarterly
StatePublished - Mar 2017


  • usability
  • research guides


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