PSU Library has recently released the Library DIY infrastructure as an open source platform for creating point-of-need instructional content. Library DIY is a system of learning objects designed to give students the quick answers they need to continue with their research or library use. This award-winning project can now more easily be replicated at other institutions.
Library DIY joins other valuable PSU Library-developed open source initiatives, including the contextually aware library widget in every D2L course homepage and the study room reservation system. The library widget in particular has been used by other libraries to connect their resources to their learning management systems.
Thanks to the team that developed Library DIY, including Meredith Farkas, Lisa Molinelli, Kim Willson-St. Clair, and Amy Hofer, as well as Mike Flakus and Nathan Mealey in Library Technologies, for building and making open source a well-regarded project other libraries and organizations want to use and adapt.