The ACRL/NY User Experience (UX) Discussion Group is dedicated to fostering an ongoing discussion of issues relating to the study of User Experience amongst ACRL/NY members. In the context of libraries, “User Experience” deals with the many different ways a user interacts with the services and resources provided by academic libraries. User Experience traditionally relates to how users interact with electronic/web-based interfaces (web sites, library catalog, other electronic resources). We wish to extend this definition to other aspects of the Library. Topics relate to how the user experiences the library as “place” and “service”. Discussion topics include, but are not limited to, reference desk orientation, library service models, furniture design, signage content and design, branding, lighting, brochure and poster design, web site design, library jargon, and the analysis of user interfaces on the library catalog, LibGuides, chat reference, and other electronic resources.
Learn more about the User Experience Discussion Group at our blog. Check the ACRL/NY events archive for information about previous meetings and programs. Any upcoming meetings or events will be posted on our homepage.
Recent posts from the UX blog
- Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:23:16 +0000: Beat Procrastination at ACRL/NY’s Feb 16 “Shut Up and Write” session -
ACRL/NY’s Feb 16 “Shut Up and Write” Event Do you have an article draft you need to work on? An outline to refine? A book proposal to begin? Even a totally half-baked research idea to flesh out on [real or … Continue reading →
- Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:10:12 +0000: Upcoming ACRL/NY “Shut Up and Write” events – 12/19 & 1/13 -
Our “Shut Up and Write” Events Do you have an article draft you need to work on? An outline to refine? A book proposal to begin? Even a totally half-baked research idea to flesh out on [real or virtual] paper? … Continue reading →
- Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:56:38 +0000: Our “Shut Up and Write” Evening -
Do you have an article draft you need to work on? An outline to refine? A book proposal to begin? Even a totally half-baked research idea to flesh out on [real or virtual] paper? Okay, so answer this: are you … Continue reading →
- Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:49:08 +0000: “Talking the Talk” – Report on the New Librarians, Management & Leadership Development, and Mentoring Discussion Forum – 6/9/2016 -
On June 9th, an informal discussion forum was convened on the topic “Talking the talk: Persuasive communication for productive initiative and leadership in academic libraries.” Fifteen ACRL/NY members met for discussion, networking, and refreshments. Before the free-ranging discussion, each of … Continue reading →
- Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:03:37 +0000: “Research & Writing – Productivity & Accountability” -
ACRL/NY Joint Meeting – 3/11 — New Librarians Discussion Group + Mentoring Program + Research/Writing Support Group It’s FREE! – Refreshments will be served. We are planning a lively discussion about: productive processes/routines/practices for research, writing, and publication; specific “tips … Continue reading →