The official start of the Olympics begins with the torch being run into the stadium and igniting both the cauldron and the symbolic beginning of the games.
Similarly, the start of the school year is upon us, and whether you're an Academic, Public, or School Library - you've just commenced your year-long 'learning Olympics'.
This edition of LibGuides Tips & Tricks is all about igniting the flames of interest, curiosity, and learning...inside the library, and out.
During the parade of nations, Olympians wave their flag... proudly representing their country. This helps TV watchers identify who comes from where.
The same concept applies to your users! Help them visually identify your guide content using guide thumbnail images. Each guide thumbnail is a pixel-version of a flag - wave yours proudly!
One of the best aspects of the Olympics is watching sports you wouldn't normally watch.
Your curiosity is piqued. Your interest is engaged. You'll spend hours watching something...just because it's a bit unusual.
The fact is, unique content is easily promotable because it's out of the ordinary.
Engage your users' curiosity in a similar fashion by creating and promoting your unique and unusual content.
Got your unique content ready to go? Here's how you can promote it on social media!
Each member of the U.S. Final Five Gymnastics team wore leotards that cost between $700 - $1,200 a piece. With more than 3,000 crystals attached, these dazzling costumes represent the star power of the women wearing them.
Sharing your LibGuides system on social media sends a similar message. When Simone Biles walks out onto the mat she shines in her uniform. You, like her, need to put your best foot forward.
We've engineered the LibGuides System Screenshot Thumbnail to contain important social metadata markers.
This means every time you share your LibGuides URL on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest, it retrieves the system screenshot and displays it in the social post...automagically.
Seamlessly and easily bedazzle your social posts.
We've shared the same LibGuides system (buzz.springshare.com) across four social media platforms - our system homepage displays in each posting!
Olympic athletes are constantly mixing up their workout regimen to invigorate their muscles. We challenge you to do the same, albeit with your brain!
Whether you're an expert LibGuides user, or a total newbie - it's important to take, and retake, training! Learn something new, perfect a skill, or reinforce a learning outcome.
Coaches don’t always share the limelight, but their zeal provides a strong support for up and coming athletes. Developing a learning desire in others is only possible if you're a life-longer learner at heart.
This tip is so powerful and easy - you'll be right-clicking your way to advanced CSS knowledge in no time.
Have you ever wanted to change one element in your LibGuides system, but you don't know how? For example, changing the size of your guide title or changing the font-color of your box headers?
Using your browser's Inspect Element tool, you'll be able to identify unique classes and IDs for targeted CSS customizations. The more you use it, the better you'll become!
Judges ruling? 10.0's across the board!