SOLD OUT: METRO & DE SIG Present: Web Usability Testing for Libraries

Speaker Lisa Chow and Ben Turner
Lisa Chow is a people-centered design advocate and information professional with a few "library ribbons" including Special Libraries Association (SLA) Rising Star, Library Journal (LJ) Mover & Shaker, American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leader, and Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Diversity Scholar. She works in the Web Department at Brooklyn ...

Lisa Chow is a people-centered design advocate and information professional with a few "library ribbons" including Special Libraries Association (SLA) Rising Star, Library Journal (LJ) Mover & Shaker, American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leader, and Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Diversity Scholar. She works in the Web Department at Brooklyn Public Library. Learn more about Lisa at http://bit.ly/lisachow.


Ben Turner is an Associate Professor at St. John's University Library in Jamica, Queens, where he works in the Instructional Services department. Research interests include Web design and information literacy. Mr. Turner is a member of the Wikipedia Campus Ambassador program, and recently published a chapter titled "Promoting Infromation Literacy Through Engagement with Wikipedia," in The Global Librarian (2013), co-published by METRO and ACRL NY.

Full Description

Registration for this program has reached full capacity. Please contact Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org to be placed on our waiting list. You will be notified if any space becomes available.


Have you ever wondered what users really think of your library's website? Learn how to incorporate something that is too often missing in web design: the user perspective. The session will include a discussion of why usability testing is important and easier to implement than you might think, a live demonstration of a real usability test, and hands-on training on how to conduct "discount" usability testing.

Who should attend:
Anyone interested in improving their library's Web site, including those who work in academic, public, or special libraries.

By the end of this program, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of usability testing
  • Understand how to conduct their own tests
  • Know where to find more information and resources

 

Questions about registration or cancellation?  Visit METRO’s Registration Info page for policies and procedures.

Organizer METRO & the Distance Education Special Interest Group

When?

Tue, Oct. 1, 2013
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003
United States