October 16-18 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

B105 - Empowering UX: LibGuides, Discovery & Sites

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Randal Harrison, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame
Sarah Dahlen, Coordinator of Library Assessment, California State University - Monterey Bay
Kenny Garcia, Research and Instruction Librarian, California State University (CSU)–Monterey Bay Library

These presentations focus on UX in different applications. Harrison discusses the shift from the A La Carte platform to Springshare’s LibGuides CMS, a popular, mobile-friendly platform for curating library resources in guides. LibGuides has robust capabilities for creating rich interfaces using Bootstrap, and his library created a handbook for those not familiar with Bootstrap that outlines brand/identity and content standards and includes tools to create the code behind customized Bootstrap-specific features. Get tips, links to the handbook as well as UX best practices in LibGuides. Dahlen & Garcia talk about optimizing the simplified search interface of discovery systems for different search behaviors. Hear how one academic library employed usability testing to collect data on user behavior via scenario-based usability tests and a series of A/B tests, in which two simultaneously live versions of Primo captured search traffic from a large number of users performing authentic search tasks. Hear the results from Primo Analytics, which measured variables on user behavior. 

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