Thing 15: Web Presence

Currently our library website is the Follett catalog page where we list our databases on one tab and you can search the catalog on the other page:


While we like the full functionality of the Follett search page. This certainly doesn’t count as a web presence and we are finding with all the new tools available it is time to expand our website. We purchased LibGuides this year but have been unable to find not made the time to explore LibGuides to the extent needed to really get a good start on the website.

I watched the video Using LibGuides CMS for library websites and began work on our site. That makes it sound super simple but it certainly wasn’t and I realize I am a long way from done. Here is how the site looks now


What I accomplished:

  • Learned how to change all the colors so we can decide on a final color plan.
  • Added images giving access to OverDrive
  • Added Follett Destiny search boxes that use the Destiny Quest search feature. This is not our preferred search method and I don’t like the size of the boxes but this is a starting point.
  • Removed all the header and title information to make the page look more like a webpage than a subject guide


Still to be done:

As you can see there is lots to be done. When I look back at what I did get done it doesn’t seem like much but hopefully some of the learning curve is gone and I will be able to move forward with the project.



About Kim Nemeth

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am a High School Library Media Specialist in beautiful Saratoga Springs New York. I am an avid reader and am addicted to learning. This blog was originally started as part of the Cool Tools for Schools project in 2012. Since then I have continued to participate in Cool Tools for Schools and add my thoughts here. I found this blog to be an excellent place to refer to when I needed an idea or had a tick mark in my head and needed a reminder. I would love comments and feedback on my posts. Enjoy!
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One Response to Thing 15: Web Presence

  1. Terrific! That’s a great start! And getting started is usually the hardest part isn’t it? Keep at it, in little bits and you’ll get where you want to be.

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