Essentials of Usability Design for Library Research Guides
- 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
- 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
- 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
- 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)
Web design, in the form of creating online research guides, has become a big part of many librarians’ jobs, but we’re rarely taught how to do it well. Most of us learn the nuts and bolts of how to make guides, without learning the principles of how to make them usable -- the simple techniques of visual and textual design that can help us create guides that users will understand more easily, and stick around to use.
Participants will learn:
- How usability design affects library users’ experience
- What librarians don’t know -- but need to -- about web usability
- Easy to use principles of usability that can immediately improve your research guides
- Free resources to share with your librarians and guide authors to better inform your institutional style plans
Who Should Attend
Academic and research librarians, individuals interested in web usability
Jason Puckett is Librarian for Communication and Virtual Services and Assistant Professor at Georgia State University Library in Atlanta, Georgia. He was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2010, in part for his work with technology in libraries. Puckett has a BA in English from Georgia State University and an MLIS from Florida State University, and is the author of the ACRL Publication Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides.
Webcast registrants can receive 50% off Jason Puckett’s Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides ebook, Item Number: 8400-8176, http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11614, using code MP50ACR, valid from 2/24/2017 to 3/31/2017.
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
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