Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to Your Library Workshop

Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to Your Library Workshop

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant 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.

$65.00
ALA Member: 
$ 58.50
Item Number:
1541-9429
Date: 
Day:  July 10, 2019
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to Your Library Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Useful, usable, desirable: like three legs of a stool, if your library is missing the mark on any one of these, it's bound to wobble. Every decision you make affects how people experience your library. Design is more than determining what text or what images go where; it is about creating a resource for your community. 

In this workshop, User Experience (UX) expert Aaron Schmidt will introduce the concept of User Experience (UX) thinking and illustrate how it can help improve your website, programs, services, and more. After this session, you’ll have a keener critical eye and a framework with which you can improve your library.

After participating in this session, you will:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and applications of user experience design for libraries
  • Have a working knowledge of several UX techniques that will help you assess and improve your services
  • Be aware of several examples of fantastic UX in libraries and understand the principles behind them

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant 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.

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Aaron Schmidt

In the past fifteen years, Aaron Schmidt has been a circulation clerk, reference librarian, and library director. Currently, he is the principal of Influx Library User Experience Consulting, a lecturer at the San Jose School of Library and Information Science, and writes a column called “The User Experience” for Library Journal. Current projects include a UX guided overhaul of the Chapel Hill Public Library and coaching 10 libraries in Florida through UX improvement projects. Schmidt serves on the editorial board for Weave: The Journal of Library User Experience, and he coauthored the book Useful, Usable and Desirable, a guide to applying UX to libraries. He has presented internationally on the topic of library innovation and design.

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

At Your Service

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

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