Usability testing to create better user experiences By Meredith Farkas Whatever issues I may have had with an unnamed discovery tool as a librarian, I always believed that it was an easier tool for students to use than our OPAC. And then I met Steve (not ...
bgoldberg - 07/07/2014 - 16:24 - American Libraries Magazine
By Beverly Goldberg It’s been two years since the Ephrata (Pa.) Public Library began lending Roku devices—digital video players that people plug into their televisions so they can view on a larger screen digitized programming that is archived online, such ...
bgoldberg - 06/16/2014 - 16:32 - American Libraries Magazine
Strategies for using and teaching the Invisible Web By Jane Devine and Francine Egger-Sider It seems unlikely that people will give up their reliance on general-purpose search engines or their practice of beginning a search using Google or one of its comp ...
LBORMAN - 05/29/2014 - 15:21 - American Libraries Magazine
By Laurie D. Borman What’s it like to be selected an Emerging Leader? Find out about this year’s class of 56 up-and-coming librarians in our cover story. Once again this year we’re featuring each Emerging Leader on trading cards, which will be available a ...
LBORMAN - 05/05/2014 - 13:16 - American Libraries Magazine
By Karen Muller Funds shift, coworkers leave, a new director arrives. Such unexpected job changes may require you to learn a new skill—fast. In my experience, I feel as though I can learn nearly anything from books. Even if I need to take a class, watch a ...
PMOREHART - 11/26/2013 - 16:47 - American Libraries Magazine