College and Medium-sized Libraries and Social Sciences and History Discussion Groups Minutes – 2015 Annual

ALA Annual Meeting, San Francisco

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Hilton San Francisco Union, Union Square 17 & 18


I. Welcome and Introductions

II. Usability Testing at Miami University

  • Presentation by Andy Revelle, Social Sciences Librarian and Jason Michel, User Experience Librarian
  • Presentation Slides

III. Organizing Area Studies Research Guides: Mirror Institutional Organization

IV. Research Guides for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries

  • Recommendations for small libraries:
    • Keep core audience in mind
    • Uniformity on landing pages improves usability
    • Students will use any search box thinking it searches library content
  • Open discussion