Sunday, November 4, 2007

IL2007 - Session - session C104 — Inspiration for Your Library Redesign

Session C104 — Inspiration for Your Library Redesign
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bennett Ponsford, Digital Services Librarian, & Christina Hoffman Gola, Undergraduate Specialist Librarian, Texas A&M University LibrariesErica Reynolds, Web Content Manager, Johnson County Library

They asked their users:

  • What are you searching for
  • What they last looked for
  • How do they discover new resources
  • Use for subject guides
  • What 2.0 features do they want
  • Survey, forum, discussion groups, focus groups, interviews

What they found:

  • Very limited interest in tagging
  • Limited interest in user generated content
  • Traditional preferences for communication: email and in person
  • Limited interst in IM
  • What do you start with when starting a new project?
    Google for undergrads
    Google scholar for facultywant all systems integrated
  • single onetime login
  • subject guides hav interdisciplinary issues
  • personalization of their site
  • photos of librarians – Facebook like
  • Facebook, blog, forums not really used

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