For immediate release | January 25, 2011

Create an engaging and user-friendly library website with tips from PLA’s upcoming webinar

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CST on Feb. 23, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Creating a User-Centered Website for Your Library,” as part of PLA’s “Public Libraries at Work” monthly webinar series.
Library professionals hoping to make their website as welcoming as their physical library should sign up to attend. They’ll learn how to organize Web content in an intuitive way that increases usability and navigability and will discover the impact of design and content on website effectiveness.
The webinar will be led by Nate Hill, Web librarian at the San Jose (Calif.) Public Library (SJPL) and the PLA Blog Manager. Nate was an instrumental part of the Digital Futures Web team, providing a “six blocks” design concept that was the structural basis for the new, user-friendly SJPL website.
Cost to attend the “Creating a User-Centered Website for Your Library” webinar is $28 (PLA Members), $31.50 (ALA Members) and $35 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for $129.
For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s website at PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.


Amy Sargent