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  1. Summon Refresher Workshop


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    We've now been using Summon, our discovery system, for 8 years! Come to this Summon refresher workshop to level up on your Summon knowledge. You'll learn: • How the Summon Index works • How…

  2. Your Library Website Stinks and it's Your Fault


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    This is a talk about library websites, but it's really a talk about people. It's a talk about our library patrons, a talk about us, what's wrong with the way we're doing things,…

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    • Iterate, don't redesign.


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      Over the past year and a half, we haven't redesigned GVSU Libraries' website. We just made iterative changes, month after month, until we had a new website.

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      • Modifications to the Ares Add Item form


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        Here's a little tour of our streamlined Ares Course Reserves add items form. The original made you choose an item type -> new page details form -> new page Supply form, and we've put…

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        • Nobody Puts the User in a Corner


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          So you want your library's Web presence to be more user-focused? Your users will love you, but convincing your coworkers might not be as easy. James Dalton, the scrappy bouncer played by Patrick…

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          • Websites are for People


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            Library websites are notoriously hard to use. Librarians and library staff spend much of their time training our patrons to use our online tools, instead of helping to develop deeper skills. While…

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            • Good for Whom? Putting Technology in the Service of People


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              As libraries evolve, technological solutions for many of the problems librarians face on a daily basis become more and more enticing. While many of the technological wonders do make our work lives…

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              • TLN Technology Forum: Good for Whom? Putting Technology in the Service of People


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                Keynote address at The Library Network's Technology Forum on October 4, 2013 at the Bloomfield Township Public Library. As libraries evolve, technological solutions for many of the problems…

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                • Request Button Magic - using the bookmarklet


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                  A short video that helps you use the bookmarklet to test out a proposal for new request buttons in the catalog.

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                  • The Library with a Thousand Databases: Web Scale Discovery and the Hero's Journey


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                    In his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell laid out a narrative pattern he saw across myths, stories, and religious rituals that he called The Hero's Journey. The hero moved…

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                    • Week 2 Fluid Grid Example


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                      Showing how a fluid grid flexes as the width of the container changes.

                    • CSS Media Queries


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                      Sample video showing the background color changing based on CSS media queries for my InfoPeople Course on Responsive Design for Libraries

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