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Thursday, March 24 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Bridging Your Online Content to Your User

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Bridging Online Content to Your User: Best Practices for LibGuides and Online Pathfinders - Organizers: Jill Luedke, Temple University and Nedda Ahmed, Georgia State University 


Limit: 30 participants; Fee: $50.00; MCAD Lab 230 - Online content management applications such as LibGuides allow for local authoring of online pathfinders. The popularity of these applications largely stems from the fact that the interface frees the librarian from having to know HTML in order to make guides that are attractive and useful. The combined effect of relying less on web programming professionals and a lack of librarian education about design/usability issues has resulted in guides of wildly variable usability and, therefore, usefulness to end users. Back by popular demand from ARLIS/NA Boston 2010, this hands-on workshop gives attendees guidance on creating effective online pathfinders, and provides constructive criticism on existing pathfinders from fellow art librarian colleagues. This workshop is structured in four parts:

  1. Presentation of best practices for effective online pathfinders
  2. Group exercises using best practices
  3. Demonstration of best practices when incorporating multimedia into online pathfinders.
  4. Group feedback and sharing about online learning tools they've created.

The intended audience for this workshop includes all librarians with a major role in reference and/or instruction. Whether the participant is new to online content management platforms or a seasoned veteran, this workshop will provide useful and practical information for creating more user-friendly online guides.

Round-trip transportation between Hilton Minneapolis and MCAD will be provided. Please see our Conference Blog for further information.

Thursday March 24, 2011 8:00am - 12:00pm
MCAD 2501 Stevens Avenue 
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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