This Webinar will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016
A clean, well-designed website can mean the difference between an informed library user and a confused one. With a focus on the needs and wants of the library user, this workshop will help you develop the skills to make your library website easier to use and more interesting.
- Determining the purpose of your website
- Identifying your users’ critical tasks
- Wrangling content
- Writing for the web
- How and when to conduct usability tests
Presented by: Aaron Schmidt
In the past fifteen years Aaron Schmidt has been a circulation clerk, reference librarian, and library director. Currently he is the principal of Influx Library User Experience Consulting, is a lecturer at the San Jose School of Library and Information Science, and writes a column called "The User Experience for Library Journal.
Current projects include a UX guided overhaul of the Chapel Hill Public Library and coaching 10 libraries in Florida through UX improvement projects . Schmidt serves on the editorial board for Weave: the Journal of Library User Experience, and he coauthored the book "Useful, Usable and Desirable," a guide to applying UX to libraries. He has presented internationally on the topic of library innovation and design.
Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members.