Experience the process of a complete library web site redesign project.
Librarians from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), Toronto
Public Library (TPL), and the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
(UWSP) will lead attendees through the process of conducting usability
studies; analyzing web usage statistics; testing ADA compliance; examining
and dynamic web design; and much more. Join them for an intensive exploration
into the recreation of a library web site.
- Find out how to apply
user-centered web design principles
- Identify major approaches
of redesigning a web site that specifically apply to online resource
access and service needs.
- Master ways to conduct
a usability study and accessibility assessment, and analyze data
collected from usage statistics.
- Obtain tips for creating
an accessible and ADA compliant web site.
- Find out how to utilize
dynamic web design to maintain a variety of digital and print resources.
- Library Web Redesign
Project - University Library, California State University,
- Web Redesign Project
- Toronto Public Library
- SmallbizXpress Gateway
on the Virtual Reference Library - Toronto Public
Project Manager, ecentricarts Inc.
Electronic Services Coordinator /
Andrew Lofft has been Electronic Service Specialist for Toronto Public
Library since the library's amalgamation in 1998. He started his career
with the former North York Public Library as a science reference librarian
and then was Electronic Resources librarian from 1994-97. Since 1989
Andrew has helped to launch many electronic services from CD-ROM to
OPACs to websites and licensed databases, and is grateful to have
missed card catalogues.
VRL/Electronic Services Coordinator
Catherine Mill is
the VRL/Electronic Services Coordinator with the Virtual Reference
Library at Toronto Public Library. She also worked as the Project
Coordinator for the Career Bookmarks Gateway on the Virtual Reference
Library and as a business librarian at the Toronto Reference Library.
SmallbizXpress Gateway Coordinator
Margaret Wigglesworth is the current Coordinator of the SmallbizXpress
Gateway, and a business librarian at the Toronto Reference Library.
of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Reference, Coordinator of Instruction, Head of IMC
Axel Schmetzke works as a reference and bibliographic instruction
librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. During the
past five years, his research focused on the accessibility of the
educational online environment for all people. He has published several
articles and given numerous conference presentations on this subject.
He is the guest-editor of two recent special-theme issues in Library
Hi Tech on the accessibility of online library resources, and he moderates
the AXSLIB-L discussion forum.
State University, Los Angeles
Media, Communications, & Arts Librarian
In addition to running the library's newly created "Music &
Media Center," Scott is the liaison to the departments of Art,
Communication Studies, Music, and Theatre Arts & Dance. As a member
of the Library's Web Team, he served as leader of the design sub-group
for the team's recent Library web redesign project.
Chad Kahl coordinated
the usability testing component of the Library's web redesign project.
He is the Coordinator of Information Literacy at California State
University, Los Angeles. He acts as the liaison librarian to the political
science department and the introductory writing program. He is professionally
active in the Instruction Section of ACRL and the Southern California
Instruction Librarians (sCIL) CARL interest group.
led the "structure subgroup" responsible for site content
restructuring and development as part of the Library's web redesign
project. She is currently the Social Sciences Librarian at California
State University, Los Angeles and is an active member of the Library's
Web Team. She received her MLIS from UCLA in 1994 and has recently
returned to UCLA to pursue a doctorate in Information Studies.
is the Engineering, Technology, Computer Science and Psychology librarian
at California State University, Los Angeles. Prior to becoming a librarian
he was an electrical engineer in the aerospace industry. In addition
to writing on Web page design, he has written extensively on the technical
difficulties associated with e-books.
Holly Yu is the
University Library's Web Administrator, reference librarian, and liaison
librarian to the departments of History, and Geography and Urban Analysis.
She coordinated the Library web redesign project. She recently published
an article on ADA issues in Library Hi Tech, and a book chapter on
the similar issues in Design and Implementation of Web-Enabled Teaching
Program Contact: Holly
California State University Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Tel: (323) 343-4993
Fax: (323) 343-5600