Take your research guides from good to great with techniques and guidance from an experienced web professional and LibGuides expert! Learn how to make your guides user friendly on multiple device types; how to identify and fix accessibility problems, especially for users with disabilities; and how to get user data that enable you to improve your guides and demonstrate their impact.
You will learn through demonstrations, Q&A, discussion questions, live polling, and a hands-on activity. You will leave empowered to evaluate and improve your guides and equipped to serve as an ambassador for best practices in research guides at your institution. #MLAResearchGuides
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- evaluate and improve the usability of their guides using cost-effective and efficient user research methods
- evaluate and improve the accessibility of their guides
- evaluate the usage of their guides using LibGuides’ built-in statistics functionality
- identify web analytics tools that can provide usage data
Hospital and research librarians and all other health information professionals who edit, create, or maintain research guides or other web content.
Andy Hickner is a health sciences librarian at the Interprofessional Health Sciences Library & Information Commons, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, and is an experienced web professional and LibGuides expert. He served on the Yale University Libraries (YUL) LibGuides Advisory Group, developing best practices and recommendations for YUL guides and ensuring that guides comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines standards.
- Length: 1.5 hour recorded webinar
- Technical information: After you have registered, go to My Learning in MEDLIB-ED to access the live webinar, resources, evaluation, and certificate.
- Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.