ALA TechSource Webinar “10 Steps to a User-Friendly Library Website” Class Filled

Event Information

Date: 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Webinar

Event Category: 

Professional/Personal Development
Technology/Digital/Web

CEU Hours: 

1.5

Cost: 

$15

Payment: 

LibraryLinkNJ is subsidizing the cost for 20 individual members to take this online training from the American Library Association.  The price to you is just $15! That’s a 70% discount off the list price of $50.

Please send payment (purchase order or check payable to LibraryLinkNJ) to:

LibraryLinkNJ

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LibraryLinkNJ subsidizes the cost of each class to make high-quality, low-cost training available to staff of member libraries. Please pay registration fees promptly.

IMPORTANTRegistering for this class commits you to submitting payment and to taking the class.  No cancellations or refunds are possible for ALA eLearning discounted offerings.

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Descriptions

LibraryLinkNJ will purchase 20 individual registrations for the online, real time ALA TechSource webinar “10 Steps to a User-Friendly Library Website” with Aaron Schmidt and Amanda Etches-Johnson

Date and Time:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

The first 20 members to register by the deadline of 4 PM on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 are eligible for this discount.  A waiting list is available. 

Program Description:

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, Amanda Etches-Johnson and Aaron Schmidt will help you develop the skills to make your library website easier to use and more interesting.

Topics include:

  • Determining the purpose of your website
  • Identifying your users’ critical tasks
  • Wrangling content
  • Writing for the web
  • How and when to conduct usability tests

About the Instructors:

Throughout his career, Aaron Schmidt has helped libraries connect to communities using new media technology and social software, most recently at Influx:  Library Users Experience Consulting. As Digital Initiatives Librarian for the District of Columbia Public Library, he assisted with website visioning, conducted usability testing, and formed DC Library Labs, a digital research and development project. He also created user interfaces for home-brewed self check machines and iPad based neighborhood library dashboards. A frequent speaker and Library Journal columnist, Schmidt blogs about library design at Walking Paper.

Amanda Etches-Johnson heads Discovery & Access at the University of Guelph Library, where she guides teams and projects focused on improving the overall library user experience. She is also a consultant at Influx:  Library Users Experience Consulting. As adjunct at the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario, Etches-Johnson teaches grad students about social media literacy and other topics. She frequently writes and presents about web design and usability, user experience practices and trends, emerging technology, and social media. She blogs at blogwithoutalibrary.net.

Notes

Online Access Information:

After the registration deadline, all registered participants will receive additional confirmation and webinar access information.

Registration Information

Limit: 

20

Deadline for Registration is 4 pm, Wednesday, January 4, 2012.

IMPORTANTRegistering for this class commits you to submitting payment and to taking the class.  No cancellations or refunds are possible for ALA eLearning discounted offerings.

When LibraryLinkNJ purchases a seat in an ALA eLearning class or course, there is no possibility of our receiving a refund.  This means, if you change your mind about taking this course, we cannot give you a refund.  This is important for you to know, as this is different from the refund policy for LibraryLinkNJ programs.

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