Jenny Levine and I are joining forces to run a fundraiser for good ole LISHost.
Jenny just posted about it at TSL:
If you’re a regular online, you probably know or know of Blake Carver. Even if you’ve never met him, you know his work. He’s been running and maintaining the incredible [...]
Some pretty neat ones.
I quickly posted on January 29th, “What are they doing right?” It was about the MCCL homepage. Which led to some lively comments. Some liked it. Some pointed to areas that needed improvement. Lisa, the web designer for the MCCL site responded about the design. Then something neat happened, one of [...]
1. Use the website as a tool to feature resources and not visually overload the user.
2. Use purposeful design cues to help user navigate the site and not force the user to decipher what is important on the homepage.
3. Use the homepage as a starting point and do not try to put [...]
“There are countless examples/case studies of libraries being the center of the communities in which they serve. What is the best example of “libraries building communities” that you have come across or experienced? What do you see happening in the future in empowering libraries to play even a greater role in their communities?”
This job is making the rounds on lists and such. Are you looking to design web services for teens? Take a look: Hennepin County Library’s (HCL) Web Services department seeks an innovative, enthusiastic Teen Web Services & Technology Coordinator to design and deliver information services to teens in an on-line environment and to develop and [...]
Joel Husenits, Managing Editor at the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN), writes:
The Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) is using Google Co-op to power a search engine that searches all 251 Ohio public library websites. You can check it out at www.oplin.org/fal (we folded it into our existing “Find an Ohio Library” [...]
Checkout this post at Library Garden for an interview with Eric Reiss:
1. Anything that exists only to satisfy the internal politics of the site owner must be eliminated. 2. Anything that exists only to satisfy the ego of the designer must be eliminated. 3. Anything that is irrelevant within the context of the [...]
Launched on July 1, 2005, the new aadl.org has been selected by the American Library Association as the best library website in the nation for libraries with budgets of $6,000,000.00+. Skidmore Studio located in Royal Oak, MI worked with seven members of the AADL staff for five months in 2005 to determine the site [...]
A lot of folks have already linked, but allow me to point you to http://engagedpatrons.org/ from Glenn Peterson at Hennepin County PL.
And I agree with Sarah: It’s a HUGE deal!
From the site:
EngagedPatrons.org provides web services for public library websites. We enable you to offer events listings, blogs and more on your [...]
I wish I could have stayed! There is some great stuff happening down in San Antonio. Try these on for size:
http://www.librarywebchic.net/wordpress/2006/01/21/innovative-users-group/: LibraryWebChic blogs the Innovative User Group meeting.
http://litablog.org/?p=175: Karen Schneider discusses trends, librarians kicking “booty” and Library 2.0.
http://www.theshiftedlibrarian.com/archives/2006/01/20/20060120_oclc_symposium_extreme_makeover_rebranding_an_industry.html: Jenny’s HOT HOT HOT Coverage of the OCLC Extreme makeover Symposium. WHY did I [...]