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LibGuides @ Pitt - A Faculty Resource: Help / FAQ

How University Library System LibGuides can be used in your classroom.



What is a Libguide?



Springshare’s LibGuides are a content management and information sharing system designed specifically for libraries. LibGuides are user-friendly, efficient electronic resources that invite collaboration between librarians and instructors to meet the research needs of a particular department, class, or assignment.

A Guide can be thought of as a mini-website. LibGuides are sets of web pages for research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by us, your friendly librarians!  You may find LibGuides for specific courses or assignments.  Or you will find LibGuides on general topics. While still other LibGuides explain about the library.  

Click the link to see ULS LibGuide Home Page.


What is the process to get a libguide?




To request a LibGuide on the Oakland Campus, contact: Robin Kear: or Marnie Hampton:

On a regional campus? Contact your regional library.

Bradford: Marietta Frank,
Greensburg: Kelly Bradish Safin,
Johnstown: Paul Bond,
Titusville: Marc Ross,



Can I add my guides to Blackboard?

I created a guide for a course and want to add the guide to their Blackboard course site. Can I add it to the site?


Absolutely! You can add the URL of the guide as an external link.

Pitt's Teaching Center's instructions for adding links.

Introduction to Libguides

Here is a short video to refresh your memory about how libguides work.

Liaison Librarian

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Robin Kear
207G Hillman Library
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Skype Contact: robin.kear

Coordinator of Instruction

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Marian Hampton
207 Hillman Library
University of Pittsburgh
3960 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Skype Contact: marian.hampton