Guide on the Side

I started creating this directory for my own reference. I like to see how other institutions have approached making similar tutorials to whatever I am working on. It occurred to me that others might also be interested in knowing who is using Guide on the Side (GotS) software and how — so I am sharing my personal list with you.

I’ve also included a bibliography of some works on GotS — peer-reviewed articles, blog posts, conference presentations, videos, and more.

Though I would like these to be comprehensive lists, they certainly aren’t. If you know of other institutions using the tool or other articles or presentations on it, please let me know!

Institutions Using GotS

Arizona State University (Arizona)

Brandeis University (Massachusetts)

Buffalo State University (New York)

Butler University (Indiana)

California State University San Marcos (California)

Christopher Newport University (Virginia)

College of DuPage (Illinois)

DePauw University (Indiana)

Drexel University (Pennsylvania)

Duke University (North Carolina)

East Carolina University (North Carolina)

Electronic Library for Minnesota (Minnesota)

Fenway Libraries Online (Massachusetts)

George Mason University (Virginia)

Georgia Gwinnett College (Georgia)

Georgia Institute of Technology/Georgia Tech (Georgia)

Georgia State University (Georgia)

Goshen College (Indiana)

Grace College (Indiana)

Hofstra University (New York)

Howard University (Washington, DC)

Hunter College (New York)

Johnson County Community College (Kansas)

Longwood University (Virginia)

Louisiana State University (Louisiana)

Macalester College (Minnesota)

Manchester University (Indiana)

Marian University (Indiana)

Milligan College (Tennessee)

National Networks of Libraries of Medicine (Utah)

North County Library System (New York)

Northeast State Community College (Tennessee)

Pioneer Library System (Oklahoma)

Portland State University (Oregon)

Purdue University (Indiana)

Queensborough Community College (New York)

Sacramento City College (California)

San Jose State University (California)

Santa Rosa Junior College (California)

Simmons College (Massachusetts)

Skyline College (California)

Southern Illinois University (Illinois)

St. Patrick’s Seminary & University (California)

Tusculum College (Tennessee)

Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands)

University of Alabama (Alabama)

University of Alaska Anchorage (Alaska)

University of Alaska Fairbanks (Alaska)

University of Arizona (Arizona)

University of California, Merced (California)

University of California, Santa Cruz (California)

University of Cincinnati (Ohio)

University of Colorado Colorado Springs (Colorado)

University of Maryland (Maryland)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Nebraska)

University of New Mexico (New Mexico)

University of Notre Dame (Indiana)

University of St. Francis (Indiana)

University of Texas at Austin (Texas)

University of Toronto (Canada)

University of Utah (Utah)

University of Vermont (Vermont)

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire (Wisconsin)

University of Wisconsin La Crosse (Wisconsin)

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (Wisconsin)

Utah State University (Utah)

Victor Valley College (California)

Villanova University (Pennsylvania)

Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri)

Western Michigan University (Michigan)

Western Washington University (Washington)

GotS Bibliography

2017, April. Sherriff, G. Guide on the Side and LibWizard Tutorials Side-By-Side: How Do the Two Platforms for Split-Screen Online Tutorials Compare? Article in Journal of Web Librarianship, vol. 11, issue 2, pp. 124-142.

2017, January. Leslie, S. Designing an Interactive Web-based Tutorial for Health Sciences Students: A Collaborative Library Project. Article in Medical Reference Services Quarterly, vol. 36, issue 1, pp. 90-96.

2016, October. Scalable Equals Asynchronous and Asynchronous Equals Boring. Or Does It? Article in Internet Reference Services Quarterly, vol. 21, issue 3-4, pp. 81-92.

2016, August. Artemchik, T. Using the instructional design process in tutorial development. Article in Reference Services Review, vol. 44, issue 3, pp. 309-323.

2016, March. Stonebraker, I., Robertshaw, M. B., & Moss, J. D. Student See Versus Student Do: A Comparative Study of Two Online Tutorials. Article in TechTrends, vol. 60, issue 2, pp. 176-182.

2015, July. Schmidt, C. M. & Hartman, T. L. Guide on the Side. Review in Journal of the Medical Library Association.

2015, May 27. Stonebraker, I. Specialized Tutorials for Specialized Resources: Using Interactive Guide on the Side Tutorials for Special Libraries Reference and Instruction. Paper in Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research, paper 124.

2015, January 23. Atkins, G. TIS Sandbox: Guide on the Side. Blog post at University of Texas Libraries.

2014. Mery, Y., DeFrain, E. Kline, E., & Sult, L. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Tools for Online Database Instruction. Article in Communications in Information Literacy, vol. 8, issue 1.

2014. Virtue, A., Dean, E., & Matheson, M.  Assessing Online Learning Objects: Student Evaluation of a Guide on the Side Interactive Learning Tutorial Designed by SRJC Libraries. Article in Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, vol. 10, pp. 93-105.

2014, April 30. Bellafante, N. Guide on the Side: Better for Learning, Better for Library Budgets. Presentation at the ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter Spring Program. (Prezi presentation only.)

2014, March 20. Schuyler, S., Holman, J., & Russel, K. Next Gen Information Literacy Tutorials: Guide on the Side. Brief presentation at the Library Technology Conference. (Slides only.)

2013. Sult, L., Mery, Y., Blakiston, R., & Kline, E. A New Approach to Online Database Instruction: Developing the Guide on the Side. Article in Reference Services Review.

2013. Wallace, N. & Pfander, J. Best Practices for the Guide on the Side Tutorial Creation Software. Presentation at Arizona Library Association Conference. (Slides only; also see handout.)

2013, November 20. University of Arizona Libraries. Guide on the Side. YouTube video.

2013, August 19. Farkas, M. Good for What? Considering Context in Building Learning Objects. Blog post in Information Wants to be Free.

2013, May 3. Sult, L., Mery, Y., & DeFrain, E. A New Spin on an Old Classic: Effective Online Database Instruction. Presentation at LOEX Conference. (Slides and handout only.)

2012, September 15. Mikkelsen, S. Guide on the Side: Easy Tutorial Creation for Busy Librarians. Presentation recording. (Also see session description.)

2012, April 25. The Guide on the Side with Meredith Farkas. Podcast episode on Adventures of Library Instruction.

2012, April 10. Farkas, M. The Guide on the Side: Incorporating Active Learning Into Online Instruction. Article in American Libraries.

Official Guide on the Side Links

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Created July 2016. Last updated March 2018.