Presentation Type

Presentation

Conference Track

User Experience/Understanding Users

Description

Arriving at college can be an overwhelming experience for most first year and transfer students. The amount of information about resources available is simultaneously overwhelming and difficult to navigate. Our website collects many of the available free resources at the University of Washington Libraries, Seattle Public Library, and King County Library to allow students to easily find all of the incredible products and services their libraries provide. Making these resources more visible and user friendly to first year and transfer students enables them to excel in life, specifically as students, and more generally as human beings.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

-Better understand the resources public libraries have to offer the academic community

-Recognize concrete ways that public and academic libraries can collaborate to better serve and engage with this community

-Be conscious of information behavior of first year and transfer students at a large university

-Learn methods for understanding users to create more applicable content

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Comments/Notes

Website: http://www.lib.washington.edu/ougl/free

Room: SMSU 333

Start Date

30-3-2018 2:15 PM

End Date

30-3-2018 3:00 PM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24336

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Whole Person Librarianship: Connecting Students to Free Resources through Technology

Arriving at college can be an overwhelming experience for most first year and transfer students. The amount of information about resources available is simultaneously overwhelming and difficult to navigate. Our website collects many of the available free resources at the University of Washington Libraries, Seattle Public Library, and King County Library to allow students to easily find all of the incredible products and services their libraries provide. Making these resources more visible and user friendly to first year and transfer students enables them to excel in life, specifically as students, and more generally as human beings.