Library User Guides A Free Service
Library User Guides was a free service for librarians, professors, instructors and teachers to improve utilization and appreciation of library resources.
This was its website.
Content is from the site's archived pages and other sources.
With step-by-step explanations accompanied with clear visuals Library User Guides shows how to use valuable library resources.
- The videos are greatly appreciated by those who need to learn their way around the modern library.
- Library User Guides is used by public libraries, high-school, university, community colleges, medical and specialty libraries.
- The videos are convenient for use in classroom instruction, workshops and conferences and even at the reference desk.
- Library patrons and students who live remotely from the library can still benefit because Library User Guides is available online.
- There is no cost to your library or school to use Library User Guides.
LIBRARY USER GUIDES
Library User Guides explains how to locate and use many library resources. Library User Guides is used by thousands of libraries worldwide. Coverage on many resources including: government resources ready reference career guidance news media encyclopedias databases.
To-the-point instructional online videos that show how to locate and use numerous electronic resources:
• TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL
• OPEN SECRETS • ERIC • SCIRUS BASIC SEARCH
• SCIRUS ADVANCED SEARCH
• SCIRUS SUGGESTED SEARCH WORDS
• SCIRUS USING THE INFORMATION
• WIKIPEDIA BASIC SEARCH
• WIKIPEDIA BROWSE
• ABOUT DOT COM
• Career Guidance
• CAREER INFONET
• CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
• THE FREE DICTIONARY
• INTERNET ARCHIVE
• GUTENBERG BOOKS
• SOME SOURCES OF IMAGES
• AMERICAN MEMORY ONLINE COLLECTIONS
• PRO CON DOT ORG • INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY
• News Media
• NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
• CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL
• POISON CONTROL CENTER
• MEDLINE PLUS HEALTH TOPICS
• MEDLINE PLUS DRUG-SUPPLEMENT INFORMATION
• MEDLINE PLUS MEDICAL PROCEDURES VIDEOS
• AUSTRALIA GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
• CANADA GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
• IRELAND GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
• NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
• SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
• SOUTH AFRICA GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
• UNITED KINGDOM GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
• U.S. GOVERNMENT OBTAINING GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
• U.S. GOVERNMENT PERSONAL ASSISTANCE
• U.S. GOVERNMENT INFORMATION FOR RESEARCHERS
The Richard Miles was the co-founder of Miles Multimedia starting in September 1999 to the present.
The goal was to develop Information Literacy online training multimedia and online textbooks. Miles Multimedia produced more than 100 titles that have been viewed by more than 100,000 users worldwide.
A brief example of Information Literacy in action can be found every day in most libraries where ordinary people search for information. While the internet has made such searches simple, the information available does not include many of the references and periodicals available at a large library. If you are searching for pet products, no problem, the internet is great. But if you are looking for information regarding compliance with regulatory or safety matters, you may find better sourcing elsewhere. For example, a startup manufacturer of circular dog beds styles may need to understand issues related to appropriate fabric types, fire proofing, fill, density, etc. If these round dog beds are intended for a high end market, they may be designated as a luxury or designer item, but there is not really an compliance requirements since there are no real compliance standards for a luxury dog bed. But if the round dog bed is sold as a possible child's product, there would definitely be a safety compliance requirement and perhaps it would need to meet a fire resistance standard. Since it is too large to be a choking hazard, this designer dog bed would very likely meet this safety requirement, but there could be other standards based on materials and construction that would have to be adhered to. And if sold with accessories, like a bandana, then that product would also need to comply with the same regulations. This information will not be from one source, but from multiple references, including some regarding standards and practices. Information Literacy is key to obtaining as much information as possible.
About Jody Perkins
Assistant Professor - Computer Science
August 2015 to present
Teach Introduction to Computer Science, Introduction to Microsoft Office, Programming Concepts and Methodologies I
& II, Computer Architecture and Organization, Discrete Structures and Web Design courses.
September 1999 to present
Develop Information Literacy online training multimedia and online textbooks. Produced more than 100 titles that have been viewed by more than 100,000 users worldwide.
Mobile Applications Developer
April 2014 to January 2015
Coordinated Android and iOS mobile application projects. Worked with in-house teams from multiple departments and domestic and overseas 3rd party vendors. Made specifications, oversaw development, reviewed compliance with standards, ensured that app software follows security best practices. Guided multiple projects to meet strict completion deadlines.
Head Librarian - Instructor
Transpacific Hawaii College
April 2003 to March 2008
Managed the library. Provided reference desk consultation. Monitored circulation. Responsible for collection development and negotiation of electronic resource subscriptions. Cataloged all library assets. Handled all library budget matters. Maintained library website. Implemented school’s first online course management system. Taught classes in library and research skills and information technology. As a member of the Comprehensive
established guidelines for IT services and made recommendations for hardware and software upgrades in support of the curriculum. Served on the Student Learning Outcomes Committee and on the WASC Accreditation Steering Committee. Developed new courses in conjunction with the Curriculum Committee.
Information and Computer Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa
August 2004 to December 2004
Provided help to students on course topics in ICS 311 - Data Structures and Algorithms, assisted students with Java language programming