Daily Archives: January 23, 2006

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5 Factors for User Centered Services

So, you may be sitting in a planning meeting and an idea comes up to add or change a service at your library. One of my key points in planning for technology, and one I think applies to all types of services in libraries is to make sure you are being user-centered. For example, use this checklist to tell if you are proceeding down the wrong path: Does it place a barrier between the user and the service? Is it librarian-centered or user-centered in conception, i.e. is it born from complaints from librarians about users? Does it add more rules […]

Blogging From Texas

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 not change my ticket??? http://www.plablog.org/2006/01/linda-braun-three-cs-of-teens.html: Beth Gallaway on “The Three C’s of Teens” via the PLA Blog. Hotness abounds here. Folks, it’s about CONTENT!

Upcoming Presentations

Thursday, February 2, 2006 Faculty of Information Studies Invited Speakers Series Friday, February 3, 2006, Ontario Library Association Superconference, “Technology And Education: Are Library Schools Doing An Adequate Job?” with Jenny Levine and Mary Cavanagh and “The Blog People: Librarians Generating Content And Communication.” Friday, February 10, 2006, “Conversation, Community, Connections, and Collaboration: Practical, New Technologies for User-centered Services” Social Software & Libraries Workshop with Jenny Levine, Metropolitan Library System, Burr Ridge, IL. Wednesday, February 15, 2006, SirsiDynix Webinar: Libraries & Weblogs. Tuesday, February 21, 2006, Education Institute, “Best Practices for Library Weblogs.” Online seminar. Wednesday, February 22, 2006, SirsiDynix […]