Several years ago, we got our IT department to build us a custom library
tab in Blackboard that appears in all courses by default. It has the
picture, contact information, and an instant message widget for the liaison
librarian for that department; a link to the subject or course guide for
that course (links to a little script hosted on a library server that
queries the subject/course guide system to see if there is a specific
course guide for that course, and if not sends them to the subject guide
for that department); links to the reserves for that course; and some
default links to useful library pages that are the same for all courses.
It's really been wonderful.



Julia Bauder

Social Studies and Data Services Librarian

Grinnell College Libraries

On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 9:38 AM, Haitz, Lisa (haitzlm) <
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> We are on the same “page” as you. Haha
> I have been pushing to have some system that reflects that students major
> or areas of interest, with links to our actual home page. Ive thought about
> using Campus Guides from Springshare's API for the data. Writing the code
> that interacts and gets the student info is the hard part.
> We use the Blackboard system.
> On 1/23/17, 8:38 AM, "Code for Libraries on behalf of Kyle Breneman" <
> [log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >Does your library have some kind of presence within your campus' learning
> >management system (LMS)?  If so, what does that presence look like?
> >
> >Here at the University of Baltimore, we use Sakai and all users have
> access
> >to a tab, within Sakai, for the library.  The tab leads to a page that is
> >like an alternate portal to library services; very stripped down from what
> >you would get on our website, and in need of rethinking.
> >
> >Kyle