LITA User Experience Interest Group

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Monday, June 29, 2015 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Golden Gate
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LITA User Experience Interest Group. We will have three 10-min. presentations and a Q&A to follow at the LITA UX IG meeting at ALA Annual. We will also have discussion time for any UX topics on-site. If you have any UX-related topics you would like to discuss, please bring them with you! Our presenters will include: Jennie Rose Halperin - Safari on Rocket Surgery for the Recent MLS: Use the skills you already know to become a lean, mean UX machine, and Allison Deluca, Systems Librarian at Florida Atlantic University on Card Sorting, One small step forward.

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LITA UX IG Meeting at ALA Annual 2015

http://connect.ala.org/node/240559

Title: LITA User Experience IG Meeting
Date & Time: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 3-4 PM
Location: Hotel NIkko Golden Gate

We
will have the following three 10-min. presentations and Q&A (5 min)
t the LITA UX IG meeting at ALA Annual. We will also have discussion
time for any UX topics on-site. If you have any UX-related topics you
would like to discuss, please bring them with you! 
 

Rocket Surgery for the Recent MLS: Use the skills you already know to become a lean, mean UX machine

Jennie Rose Halperin - Safari, jennie.halperin@gmail.com

When
first tasked with defining a qualitative research roadmap for Safari
Books Online this year, I was shocked to discover how much I used the
skills I learned in my MLS and experience as an reference librarian,
from usability testing to proper survey protocol to distinguishing what
users want versus what they're asking for. User experience and research
is an obvious career choice for the recent MLIS graduate, and learning
the basics (and jargon) of UX is often a book, podcast, or blog post
away.

In my talk, I will discuss the resources I found most useful
as I entered the field of user and design research as well as highlight
common popular tools, patterns, and methods I use at an Agile company
that can translate to libraries and other cultural heritage
institutions.

I'll also emphasize how the common sense skills that
librarians possess are an asset and a weapon in the field of usability
and user research. Slaying usability dragons often takes little more
than a love of documentation, excellent organizational skills, and a lot
of confidence. Librarians are uniquely positioned to be UX leaders, and
I hope that this talk can help those who want to transition their
skills in the library world and beyond.

 

Card Sorting, One small step forward

 Allison Deluca, Systems Librarian at Florida Atlantic University, adeluca@fau.edu

Description:
Card sorting may be the gateway user testing your library needs to
begin a website redesign. Step-by-step, I will go over the process I
used to begin my user testing experience at my own library, Florida
Atlantic University.

User testing opened our eyes to a new way of
looking at our own website and our patrons. While we suspected our
patrons didn't understand our jargon, or how to navigate the website
efficiently, we were floored with the results of each and every user
test we conducted.

Deciding to conduct this user testing has been
one small step forward for our library and I'm more than happy to share
my experience so that others can benefit.

 

#litaUX Monthly Chat by the UX IG and Weave

Bohyun Kim - LITA UX chair/ AD at University of Maryland, Baltimore HS/HSL, bkim@hshsl.umaryland.edu
 
Did
you know that the LITA UX IG holds a monthly Twitter chat #litaUX with
the editors of Weave, a library UX journal? See more details and the
chat schedule here: http://connect.ala.org/node/239151
 
We
will do a mini #litaUX chat at the meeting with a topic of your choice!
Bring your discussion topics and get cool ideas from others!

LITA UX IG Meeting at ALA Annual 2015

Title: LITA User Experience IG Meeting
Date & Time: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 3-4 PM
Location: Hotel NIkko Golden Gate

We will have the following three 10-min. presentations and Q&A (5
min) t the LITA UX IG meeting at ALA Annual. We will also have
discussion time for any UX topics on-site. If you have any UX-related
topics you would like to discuss, please bring them with you! 

Rocket Surgery for the Recent MLS: Use the skills you already know to become a lean, mean UX machine

Jennie Rose Halperin - Safari, jennie.halperin@gmail.com

When first tasked with defining a qualitative research roadmap for
Safari Books Online this year, I was shocked to discover how much I used
the skills I learned in my MLS and experience as an reference
librarian, from usability testing to proper survey protocol to
distinguishing what users want versus what they're asking for. User
experience and research is an obvious career choice for the recent MLIS
graduate, and learning the basics (and jargon) of UX is often a book,
podcast, or blog post away.

In my talk, I will discuss the resources I found most useful as I
entered the field of user and design research as well as highlight
common popular tools, patterns, and methods I use at an Agile company
that can translate to libraries and other cultural heritage
institutions.

I'll also emphasize how the common sense skills that librarians
possess are an asset and a weapon in the field of usability and user
research. Slaying usability dragons often takes little more than a love
of documentation, excellent organizational skills, and a lot of
confidence. Librarians are uniquely positioned to be UX leaders, and I
hope that this talk can help those who want to transition their skills
in the library world and beyond.

 

Card Sorting, One small step forward

 Allison Deluca, Systems Librarian at Florida Atlantic University, adeluca@fau.edu

Description: Card sorting may be the gateway user testing your
library needs to begin a website redesign. Step-by-step, I will go over
the process I used to begin my user testing experience at my own
library, Florida Atlantic University.

User testing opened our eyes to a new way of looking at our own
website and our patrons. While we suspected our patrons didn't
understand our jargon, or how to navigate the website efficiently, we
were floored with the results of each and every user test we conducted.

Deciding to conduct this user testing has been one small step forward
for our library and I'm more than happy to share my experience so that
others can benefit.

 

#litaUX Monthly Chat by the UX IG and Weave
Bohyun Kim - LITA UX chair/ AD at University of Maryland, Baltimore HS/HSL, bkim@hshsl.umaryland.edu
 
Did you know that the LITA UX IG holds a monthly Twitter chat #litaUX
with the editors of Weave, a library UX journal? See more details and
the chat schedule here: http://connect.ala.org/node/239151
 
We will do a mini #litaUX chat at the meeting with a topic of your
choice! Bring your discussion topics and get cool ideas from others!

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/240559#sthash.1GOpOsr8.dpuf