Implementing and customizing a discovery layer affects not only users but also instruction librarians. To address the teaching implications, librarians from our mid-sized state university engaged in reflective practice to adjust our instruction methods in one-shot sessions. This self-assessment led us to questions about which potential discovery layer customizations would best meet users’ needs. For this reason, we surveyed users regarding their preferences in managing discovery layer results. Presenters will share the benefits received from the reflective practice, provide the results of our librarian and user assessments, and discuss how these informed our teaching and tweaking of the discovery layer.
Lux, Vera J.; Fyn, Amy; and Snyder, Robert J., "Desert or Oasis: Reflecting on Teaching and Tweaking a Discovery Layer" (2016). University Libraries Faculty Publications. 36.
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