Category Archives: Libraries

ACRL 2013: UXD Ubiquity

I attended my first ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) conference last week.  In addition to being an amazing experience, it was quite eye-opening:  there were several presentation sessions related to usability, assessment, and user experience design in library … Continue reading

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Prefab: The Library Website Service

A colleague of mine recently brought this site to my attention: http://weareinflux.com/prefab. Prefab is a ready-made library website template.  According to the Prefab site, the design of this template is based on years of library user research. Here is some additional … Continue reading

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Make It More Usable!

Time again for a Make It More Usable! post. This usability issue applies not just to library buildings, but to all public buildings in general, and it’s a very simple issue:  doors. More specifically, I’m referring to two problematic door … Continue reading

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LibQual

Since my last post, I’ve continued to think about the correlation between usability and assessment.  I recently discussed this topic with one of my librarian colleagues, and she recommended that I research LibQual+, which offers a set of assessment services … Continue reading

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ALAO 2012 Session: Boopsie Mobile App Usability Studies

As the title of this post suggests, I attended a session at this year’s ALAO conference titled Bridging the Gap with Boopsie: How a Mobile App Can Help Keep Your Students Connected.  The session was presented by librarians from Cedarville … Continue reading

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