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Find us Online: Using LibGuides to Enhance Public Programs for All Ages
Kristen Rodriguez and Sarah Divine, NSU Alvin Sherman Library

Since pivoting to virtual programs, the librarians at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library have used LibGuides to redefine public programming in an online setting. Not only were LibGuides used as resources for information, but they provided opportunities for deeper learning and engagement for patrons between programs. From youth and adult book clubs to virtual STEM, LibGuides enabled patrons and librarians to connect and build a community, leading to successful weekly/monthly program series that garnered higher attendance in comparison to their in-person counterparts. This presentation will provide examples of ways in which LibGuides was used to enhance public programming for adult and youth audiences by creating flipped and dynamic e-learning environments.

Screenshot NSU LibGuides

Product Covered: LibGuides


Sarah Divine is an Adult Services Librarian II at Nova Southeastern University's Alvin Sherman Library. She completed her undergraduate studies at Florida International University and earned a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida. She has also represented her library on the Boards of Directors of the Florida Library Association and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) NSU Professional Chapter. Sarah has worked in bookstores and libraries for over 14 years, and she considers reader’s advisory to be her personal librarian superpower.

Kristen Rodriguez is a Youth Services Librarian at the Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communications and master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She has worked in the field of library and education for over 10 years and served as an elementary media specialist prior to becoming a public librarian. Kristen specializes in school-aged and multigenerational programming.


Alvin Sherman Library, Nova Southeastern University

  • Library Type: University & Public (note: Sarah and Kristen work for the Public Library Services department)
  • Demographic Served: Urban/suburban public community, university students and faculty
  • Population Size: 17,000 estimated cardholders
  • Library Staff Size: 74
  • Fall Plan for Instruction: Virtual Programming

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