Heather Beirne, H., Mrcum, B., Gilbert, K., & Richardson, S. (2015). Portals for Professionals: Regional Stewardship for Working College Graduates and Citizens of Kentucky. Kentucky Libraries, 79(2), 10.
Portals for Professionals: Regional Stewardship for Working College Graduates and Citizens of Kentucky
What happens to our graduates once they join the workforce and need to perform research in their profession? Bereft of the resources they were trained to use in college, professionals often fall back on using Google or other web sources, which may not provide the quality resources they need. In this article, the authors discuss a cooperative project between EKU Librarians and the Kentucky Virtual Library to create online portals, using the LibGuides platform, aimed at assisting working professionals in the fields of social work, education, nursing, and business. We will demonstrate how these portals can assist librarians in serving both their region and community, as well as their students.