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LibApps Directions for Staff

Making the most of Oakton Library's LibGuides & LibAnswers platforms

Subjects

Oakton Library does not associate (tag) course assignment guides with the course subject.  Instead, we

  • use the the semester in the name and friendly URL (Fall 2021, Spring 2021), and
  • for Subjects, select the option for the appropriate semester. For example: "Course Guides Fall 2021." This indexes the guide, allowing it to show up under the proper category on the LibGuide/Research Guide home page. Do not select any other subject category.

Name format for course guides

Names for published course guides take the following form:

[Subject Abbreviation] [Course Number] - [Course Instructor's First name Last name] - [Semester] [Year]

For example:

GEG 120 - Valerie Krejcie - Spring 2019
‚ÄčEGL 102 - Evan Cantor - Summer 2021

Friendly URLs for course guides

Friendly URLs for your published course guides use the following format:

Subject Abbreviation Course Number Course Instructor's Last name Semester Year

For example:

https://researchguides.oakton.edu/GEG120KrejcieSpring2019
https://researchguides.oakton.edu/EGL102CantorSummer2021

The uppercase letters in the above examples allow us to visually separate the words without using underscores.  However, the two following examples link to the same guide.

https://researchguides.oakton.edu/EGL102CantorSummer2021
https://researchguides.oakton.edu/egl102cantorsummer2021

OWN your course guide!

To create a course guide for your instruction session, you can either start fresh or copy content/layout from an existing guide. Your students should be able to find your name on the course guide. (Unless you are co-teaching a library workshop with another Oakton librarian, you won't need to have someone add you as an editor to a course guide).