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Getting It Right: Busting Library Website Myths Workshop—Group Rate

Getting It Right: Busting Library Website Myths Workshop—Group Rate

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the group leader who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

Price: 
$185.00
ALA Member 
$166.50
Item Number:
1541-9528
Date: 
Day:  April 22, 2021
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Getting it Right: Busting Library Website Myths Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, April 22, 2021, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

A lot of existing web content and design is based on past convention, anecdotes, and a misguided understanding of what constitutes best practice. In this workshop, web design expert Laura Solomon will give you a tour of some beliefs that many people still have about usability and do some “mythbusting.” You’ll learn why some outdated web practices still persist and why they’re a problem. You’ll learn concrete steps you and your colleagues can take to improve your library’s website from both a content and usability standpoint.

By participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Understand how best practices for websites are more than just guidelines and how they significantly affect user experience
  • Understand how to modernize outdated conventions made for a print-based world for application in a web-based world
  • Learn 20 different commonly believed myths and why they either don't apply or no longer apply to the modern web
     

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the group leader who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

Registrants, even if they miss the live session, are given access to an archive of the event for a period of 3 months from the date of the live session. The archive can be viewed at any time during this 3-month timeframe. The archive contains a video representation of the event, which includes all chat, audio, and visual material. In order to receive the archive information, please follow the instructions received upon purchase to confirm your registration in WebEx.

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Laura Solomon

Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS, is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network. She has been doing web development and design for over twenty years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She specializes in developing with Drupal. She is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She’s written three books about social media and content marketing, specifically for libraries, and speaks nationally on both these and technology-related topics.  As a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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