Event Title

Concurrent 3: Library Guides to Leganto: Challenges and Opportunities in Establishing LMS-Integrated Electronic Reserves for Online Graduate Programs

Presenter Information

Jerilyn Tinio
Emily Little

Session Format

In-person Presentation

Proposal Synopsis

Beginning in 2014, faculty and staff at Purdue University Libraries (West Lafayette) created and managed course reading lists using Springshare Library Guides in hopes of providing easier access to electronic library materials for students of several online graduate programs in the College of Education. Library staffing changes posed challenges for maintaining course reading lists in this format, leading staff to investigate alternative and more sustainable ways to manage course reading lists for these programs.

In response to the rapidly growing need to access library materials electronically during the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 Purdue Libraries purchased subscription access to Leganto, an Ex Libris tool that integrates the learning management system Brightspace with Purdue Libraries’ catalog. Staff saw potential benefits of adopting Leganto for course reading lists, including the tool’s enabling course instructors to manage their own lists and the tool’s providing more streamlined access to use-restricted electronic content. In view of this, library staff worked to transition course instructors towards using Leganto in lieu of Library Guides.

This presentation will review the initial approach taken for Spring 2022 courses by library staff for the transition from Library Guides to Leganto, along with the challenges that were met in taking this approach. A new approach to Purdue Libraries’ support of the transition will be outlined based on lessons learned from this experience and on a review of the literature discussing obstacles and incentives for integrating library resources into learning management systems, with special attention to discussions related to graduate-level distance learning programs.

Location

WALC 1018

Start Date

27-7-2022 2:00 PM

End Date

27-7-2022 2:50 PM

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Concurrent 3: Library Guides to Leganto: Challenges and Opportunities in Establishing LMS-Integrated Electronic Reserves for Online Graduate Programs

WALC 1018