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Monday, March 9
 

7:00am

Breakfast
2 -3 hot breakfast items on daily rotation - eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, crepes, etc.
Steel Cut Oatmeal with toppings
Granola & yogurt with toppings
Whole and cut fruit
Muffins, Tea Bread
Selection of juices, coffee, and tea

Vegetarian and Gluten-Free items will be available

One Twenty 5 Cafe is located on the lobby level and offers additional food items for purchase.

Monday March 9, 2020 7:00am - 9:00am
D4D Cafe/ 300 level

8:45am

Opening Keynote: Design of the Past, Present, and Possible
KEYNOTE SESSION VIDEO

We travel 50 years in the past and 500 years into the future to examine the long arc of design. Along the way, we’ll uncover our anxieties about the future, explore frameworks that help us think (and design) beyond vision, and develop a better understanding of what it means to understand.

Speakers
avatar for Cassini Nazir

Cassini Nazir

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, The University of Texas at Dallas
Cassini Nazir is a designer of conversations, curriculum, and interfaces. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at UT Dallas where he teaches classes in interaction design. This spring, Cassini serves as Designer-in-Residence for the Masters in Design and Innovation program... Read More →


Monday March 9, 2020 8:45am - 9:35am
Salon D/E

9:45am

D01: The Role of UX in Fostering a Place for Diversity
This panel will feature an interactive conversation with three UX practitioners with varying professional and cultural backgrounds. The three practitioners are also from three different types of libraries (medical, law, and undergraduate). By sharing our experiences we hope to encourage positive actions in UX library culture. We’re excited to share our insights, opinions and experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica  Rios

Jessica Rios

UX, Service Design, and Assessment, Harvard Law School Library
UX and service design in higher education and libraries
avatar for Allison Herrera

Allison Herrera

User Experience Researcher, Harvard Medical School, Countway Library
avatar for Enrique Diaz

Enrique Diaz

Head of Design & Development, Digital Strategies and Innovation, Harvard Library


Monday March 9, 2020 9:45am - 10:30am
Salon A/B

9:45am

D02: Creating a culture of user-centered decision making: A case study
Understanding the users’ experience with a system may be crucial to a project’s success, but how do you convey this to stakeholders and development partners? In this session, we will discuss how we are building a culture of user-centered decision making by integrating user experience methodologies into the design and development of information retrieval systems at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We will also discuss how we adapted our approach to meet institutional and budgetary challenges.

Speakers
HC

Hannah Calkins

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
avatar for Laura McNamara

Laura McNamara

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Laura is the Data Discovery Librarian & UX Designer for the Arcus Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute. Arcus includes a multidisciplinary team of librarians, archivists, data scientists, bioinformaticians, developers, clinicians, geneticists... Read More →


Monday March 9, 2020 9:45am - 10:30am
Salon D/E

9:45am

D03 (Seminar): Access Denied: Improving Library Digital Accessibility
This seminar is available to in-person attendees in Austin only. It will not be viewable via the Online Conference. 

Yes, we all know that accessibility is important. No one would argue that, but are you writing accessible Word documents and reference guides? Are you creating accessible tutorials? This seminar will walk you through the top accessibility mistakes we make as creators and how to fix them. I will also demonstrate a few free tools to check for accessibility issues. You will leave this seminar feeling confident in your abilities to implement accessibility best practices.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops to this session for hands on practice.

Speakers
DA

Darlene Aguilar

Instructional Design Librarian, LMU


Monday March 9, 2020 9:45am - 11:30am
Room 301

10:45am

D05: A Wild Ride from Start to Finish: Mapping the Graduate Research Experience
With the goal of redesigning our existing services to improve the student research experience, we interviewed 23 graduate students about the barriers, facilitators and “roller coaster” of emotions they experienced while working on a literature review assignment, and then used the thematic analysis of those interviews to create a student experience map to inform our service design choices and show students when and how they can utilize library support for their research projects.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Tarbet

Amanda Tarbet

Librarian, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Koha, DSpace, UX, LibGuides, Outreach, and Cats
avatar for Jessica G. Bell

Jessica G. Bell

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Good restaurants in Austin. I need to know!
CL

Cathy Leslie

MGH Institute of Health Professions


Monday March 9, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
Salon D/E

10:45am

D04: Assessing UX Maturity and Advocating for UX Growth: Tools, Strategies, and Readings for Advancing your UX Practice
Understanding the current state of your UX practice is critical for assessing, advocating for, and ultimately advancing UX work within your organization. This session combines findings from a literature review on assessing UX initiatives’ impact/success with a profession-wide survey of North American academic libraries about UX maturity at their organizations. These findings illustrate the successes and challenges of growing UX maturity and demonstrating impact.

Speakers
avatar for Scott W.H. Young

Scott W.H. Young

User Experience & Assessment Librarian, Montana State University
Hi. I'm Scott, a librarian and designer building a human-centered library at Montana State University.
avatar for Jaci Wilkinson

Jaci Wilkinson

Indiana University Bloomington


Monday March 9, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
Salon A/B

11:30am

Lunch on your own
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Monday March 9, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm

1:00pm

D06: A Web Accessibility Audit is Easier with Teamwork
Accessibility is important. But how can a digital accessibility audit fit in with other work that’s on your plate? And what if you’re not an expert a digital accessibility? Learn how Harvard Library created a cross-departmental team to assess websites, prioritize issues, and communicate findings with content editors and developers.

Access the Presentation Slides.

Speakers
AD

Amy Deschenes

Head of UX & Digital Accessibility, Harvard University
avatar for Enrique Diaz

Enrique Diaz

Head of Design & Development, Digital Strategies and Innovation, Harvard Library
MF

Maura Ferrarini

Harvard Library


Monday March 9, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Salon A/B

1:00pm

Workshop: No Code, No Problem: Build Your First Voice UI!
This workshop is available to in-person attendees in Austin only. It will not be viewable via the Online Conference. 

Join voice developers from NPR in a workshop to build a Voice UI. Learn the tools that we use to brainstorm, design, and develop a fun application that you can fully interact with. Bring a computer, some enthusiasm, and maybe that question you always wanted to ask a Voice Assistant. No prior coding experience required!

UPDATE: Here is a link to the slides - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Eq8gXl1mwAXaC2ksOLWh9ZaOQYUAmL4GMXZDywskN-g/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Bina Zafar

Bina Zafar

Senior Software Engineer, NPR
Bina Zafar is a senior full-stack developer at NPR.  She is a member of the Voice Platforms team, where she is currently focused on the development of NPR’s Alexa skills. Over the years, she has worked on a variety of projects for NPR, developing tools for content management, publishing... Read More →
avatar for Kris Kagei

Kris Kagei

Voice Developer, NPR
Kris Kagei is a voice developer at NPR. Working in the emerging platform space grants her the opportunity within the tech industry to think about how to make information about the world we live in more accessible, all while building apps, learning from incredible mentors, and most... Read More →



Monday March 9, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 301

2:00pm

D08: Content strategy in LibGuides: Preliminary results of an international environmental scan
In 2019, librarians from the University of Toronto conducted a survey to determine how administrators of LibGuides systems at academic institutions managed the content creation, maintenance, and oversight of their LibGuides. This session will summarize the results of that survey and implications they may have for institutions that use LibGuides.

Speakers
JL

Judith Logan

University of Toronto Libraries
MS

Michelle Spence

University of Toronto


Monday March 9, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Salon A/B

2:00pm

D09: Onboarding Colleagues and Students to UX
We'll explore principles, tools, and objectives in building onboarding programs for (1) user experience as a collaborative service for current and new colleagues, and (2) for students as UX researchers on our team. For colleagues, an onboarding/orientation provides an opportunity to grow a culture of UX and partnerships. For student interns, we examine what knowledge of UX and libraries is essential to maximize the time available and create a lasting experience.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ward

Michael Ward

Web Services Manager, Boston University Libraries



Monday March 9, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Salon D/E

3:00pm

D10: UX is Negotiation: Getting to Yes (One Sprint at a Time)
Our Applications Development & Support department in the Ohio State University Libraries has practiced Agile methodology for some time. In the last two years, they have begun to gradually incorporate user experience research and design as an influence on their sprint planning. This session will talk about the challenge of improving user experience as a negotiation between the project owner, the stakeholders, the users, the UX researcher, the front-end designer and the back-end developers.

Speakers
MH

Michelle Henley

Ohio State University Libraries
avatar for Phoebe Kim

Phoebe Kim

Front-end Developer, Ohio State University Libraries


Monday March 9, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Salon A/B

3:00pm

D11: Personal README Files: User Manuals for Library Staff
Teams at three libraries are using personal README files to improve communication. As README files tell you how to use software, personal README files tell you how best to interact with teammates. Presenters will share the hows, whys and benefits of incorporating personal README files into your team's practice.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Vacek

Rachel Vacek

Head of Design & Discovery, University of Michigan Library
Rachel Vacek manages the Design & Discovery department that provides development, design, content strategy, user research, digital accessibility expertise, and UX strategy across the entire University of Michigan Library web presence. She has previously worked at the University of... Read More →
avatar for Josh Boyer

Josh Boyer

department head, User Experience, NC State University Libraries
public services, library web, user research,
avatar for Ashley Brewer

Ashley Brewer

Web Systems Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries
As a member of the Digital Engagement Department, Ashley Brewer provides strategic management, vision and coordination for VCU Libraries website, web applications and online systems. She conducts user research and assessment initiatives for the libraries’ digital properties and... Read More →



Monday March 9, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Salon D/E

4:00pm

D13: Practical applications of Zoom as a usability testing tool for libraries
Usability testing is essential for understanding and improving the user experience of digital resources, yet coordinating the schedules, spaces, and technology necessary for recording usability sessions can sometimes feel overwhelming.  Learn how Georgetown University Library is using Zoom to conduct remote and in-person usability sessions more efficiently.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Guhde

Emily Guhde

Director of Library Assessment, Georgetown University
SP

Shayna Pekala

Scholarly Communication Librarian, Gonzaga University


Monday March 9, 2020 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Salon D/E

4:00pm

D12: Environmental Scan: Findings from the University of Minnesota Libraries new Accessibility Steering Committee
In 2018, University Libraries launched the Accessibility Steering Committee, the first such initiative for our organization.  As part of our charge, the group completed an environmental scan. We will share our process as well as the results of the environmental scan, focusing on how we assessed our own libraries landscape, identified internal and external partners, surveyed peer institutions, and reviewed accessibility literature.  We will also discuss how this information has shaped our plans moving forward.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Dudas

Phil Dudas

Information Services Manager/User Experience, University of Minnesota


Monday March 9, 2020 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Salon A/B

5:00pm

Vendor Reception with ER&L
Every year ER&L hosts a large exhibit hall reception on Monday nights with lots of food, drinks, and library vendors. D4D attendees are welcome to join!!

Appetizers and drinks will be served 5:00-6:30pm in the Exhibit Hall. Vegetarian and Gluten Free items will be available.




Monday March 9, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Exhibit Hall/ Zlotnik Ballroom

6:30pm

Battledecks
This is a shared fun event with the ER&L Conference.
WHAT IS IT? BATTLEDECKS OR POWERPOINT-KARAOKE. Participants will present a topic (provided just before they begin), for 3 to 3 and a half minutes, accompanied by 10-15 PowerPoint slides selected and arranged by our team of brilliant library scientists. No preparation required or allowed. Participants will be judged (aren’t we all) by equally as brilliant library scientists, based on a criteria ranging from the quantitative use of time and slides to the qualitative general composure and ability to address the topic. A certain amount of artistic license is expected from both participants and judges in their work.

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED? We’re looking for a few hearty folks to join in as:
  • Participants – Sign up early to secure your spot. We’re looking for up to 8 contestants.
  • Volunteers – We’ll need a few folks on hand to help run the show as timekeepers, impromptu Picasso’s and wardens of security against the intense battles.
If you are up for any of these roles, please contact Jesse Koennecke (jtk1@cornell.edu or @JayTeeKayOne) or sign up at the ER&L Registration Desk.


Monday March 9, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zlotnik 5
 
Tuesday, March 10
 

7:00am

Breakfast
2 -3 hot breakfast items on daily rotation - eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, crepes, etc.
Steel Cut Oatmeal with toppings
Granola & yogurt with toppings
Whole and cut fruit
Muffins, Tea Bread
Selection of juices, coffee, and tea

Vegetarian and Gluten-Free items will be available

One Twenty 5 Cafe is located on the lobby level and offers additional food items for purchase.

Tuesday March 10, 2020 7:00am - 9:00am
D4D Cafe/ 300 level

8:30am

D15-01: Affordable, Systematic Space Assessment
Assessing library space from the perspective of users’ rapidly changing needs and preferences is challenging in that it requires frequent collection of new sets of data to comprehensively capture their experiences, which can involve extensive expenditures of time and energy. This pilot study proposes four different types of space assessment projects that can efficiently capture comprehensive experiential data while meeting users’ rapidly changing needs and preferences.

Speakers
HK

HyunSeung Koh

Assessment Librarian, University of Northern Iowa


Tuesday March 10, 2020 8:30am - 8:50am
Salon D/E

8:30am

D14: Improving Library Tutorials: The Multimedia Design Principles
Librarians are creating more online tutorials and videos to teach information literacy skills. Whether designing instruction online or in-person, research-based instructional methods are required and learning Mayer’s Multimedia Design Principles is the best place to start. In this session, you will learn about memory and how to minimize cognitive overload using these 12 principles: multimedia, spatial contiguity, temporal contiguity, coherence, modality, redundancy, individual differences, signaling, pacing, concepts first, personalization, and human voice.

Speakers
DA

Darlene Aguilar

Instructional Design Librarian, LMU


Tuesday March 10, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am
Salon A/B

8:55am

D15-02: Fostering Design Thinking and Belonging in Makerspaces
This talk explores how we can foster design thinking and belonging in makerspaces. We discuss how various properties of physical space can help empower makers (particularly marginalized makers) to re-imagine/re-make their makerspace. The hope is that this re-imagined makerspace will enhance design thinking, foster belonging, and cultivate “maker” identities.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer T. Nichols

Jennifer T. Nichols

Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Arizona
Digital ScholarshipMakerspacesDiverse and inclusive spaces and eventsDigital Humanities
AM

Anna Montana Cirell

University of Arizona


Tuesday March 10, 2020 8:55am - 9:15am
Salon D/E

9:00am

Workshop: Coding and Clustering User Research Data
This workshop is available to in-person attendees in Austin only. It will not be viewable via the Online Conference. 

In this workshop, we will introduce open coding and clustering as a way to analyze qualitative research data, and participants will have the chance to practice using interview transcripts and open-ended survey responses. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss issues and challenges in analyzing qualitative data.

Following this session, participants will be able to
  1. Code qualitative research data (e.g. interviews) as part of a team.
  2. Understand how individual perspectives affect interview coding.
  3. Create affinity maps to explore research data and present easy-to-communicate summaries of complex research.
  4. Cluster research data algorithmically.
  5. Understand the relative advantages and disadvantages of algorithmic vs. manual clustering.

Speakers
avatar for Emma Boettcher

Emma Boettcher

User Experience Resident Librarian, University of Chicago Library
avatar for John Jung

John Jung

Programmer/Analyst, University of Chicago Library


Tuesday March 10, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm
Room 301

9:30am

D17-01: Participating intentionally with content stakeholders: How to build buy-in and ownership over new content
Who owns the content on the website?  When the content is about staff members, the answer to this can be ambiguous and fraught. This presentation will discuss the complexities of initiating, investigating, gathering, approving, publishing, and maintaining content in a multi-stakeholder environment through a case study about a staff directory.

Speakers
KE

Kyla Everall

User Services Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries
JL

Judith Logan

University of Toronto Libraries


Tuesday March 10, 2020 9:30am - 9:50am
Salon D/E

9:30am

D16: One person at a big table: how intentional space configuration can impact space usage
Different space configurations support different user behaviors. Shaping your space in a way that considers user needs as well as institutional goals sounds good in theory, but how do you do it in practice? At our library, we created a framework that defined the overarching visions we have for how we see our campus community interacting with the library and attributed specific behaviors that further describe those visions. Then we got testing.

Speakers
DL

Denise Leyton

University of Michigan Library


Tuesday March 10, 2020 9:30am - 10:15am
Salon A/B

10:30am

D19-01: Enabling User-Driven Design through Accessible Design Thinking
Making our designs accessible is often something we do after we’ve utilized design thinking to help craft solutions to problems. But what if we could break the ‘do one and then the other’ approach and have both accessibility standards and design thinking work in tandem to develop innovative solutions? Rethinking the iterative approach of design thinking and adding accessibility checks throughout the entire process helps us to achieve truly universal design.

Speakers
avatar for Tobi Hines

Tobi Hines

Cornell University Library
SE

Sara E. Wright

Cornell University Library
avatar for Kevin Kidwell

Kevin Kidwell

User Experience Designer/Developer, Cornell University Library


Tuesday March 10, 2020 10:30am - 10:50am
Salon D/E

10:30am

D18: Participatory Paper Prototyping: Revealing User Needs and Priorities
Participatory design invites users to tell us about their needs and assumptions by giving them the tools to create their own solutions. In this presentation, I’ll share how we invited users to build paper prototypes as part of a user research strategy for an academic library project. The results revealed user goals and priorities that had not been fully explored in interviews. This user research approach is low-cost, low-tech, high-impact, and highly creative.

Speakers
RC

Robin Camille Davis

NC State University Libraries


Tuesday March 10, 2020 10:30am - 11:15am
Salon A/B

10:55am

D19-02: WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) in Plain Language
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provide detailed documentation on how to ensure content and code are accessible to people with disabilities. They can also seem slightly overwhelming. In this session we’ll break down how WCAG is organized and how to use it as a ready reference.

Access Presentation Slides

Speakers
AD

Amy Deschenes

Head of UX & Digital Accessibility, Harvard University


Tuesday March 10, 2020 10:55am - 11:15am
Salon D/E

11:30am

D21-01: Usability Testing Toolkit: Methods, Processes, and Best Practices
User experience professionals and groups that focus on usability tend to have their own methods and practices for performing a usability test. The Usability Working Group at Cornell University Library has worked to translate our list of methods into a format that can be shared and utilized by ourselves and others. We want to explain a few of the methods that we use frequently and the specific additions to this toolkit that make it unique.

Speakers
avatar for Tobi Hines

Tobi Hines

Cornell University Library
avatar for Kevin Kidwell

Kevin Kidwell

User Experience Designer/Developer, Cornell University Library


Tuesday March 10, 2020 11:30am - 11:50am
Salon D/E

11:30am

D20: Holistic UX for services: or How I learned to stop worrying and love my robot overlord
In 2019, Temple University opened Charles Library, an evocative new building designed to connect users to service and technology-rich spaces. Shifting from a “book-centric” to “user-centric” environment, we loaded nearly 1.5 million volumes into an on-site automated storage & retrieval system. This presentation will discuss the development of a new request process as a case study, its impact on our UX practices, and the introduction of a holistic approach to user experience in the building.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Sipes

Jackie Sipes

User Experience Librarian, Temple University Libraries
ET

Emily Toner

Temple University Libraries


Tuesday March 10, 2020 11:30am - 12:15pm
Salon A/B

11:55am

D21-02: First Three Months On the Job: How to Get Started as a Library UX Researcher With No Prior Library Experience
In July 2019 I was hired as NYU Libraries’ first UX Researcher, but prior I had no library experience nor a library sciences degree. What does the first three months look like for someone in this position? This talk will discuss this journey, including the initial tasks, takeaways and milestones throughout the process. At the end, participants can engage with similar or different stories about their entry to Library UX or other questions.

Speakers
HK

Harini Kannan

New York University


Tuesday March 10, 2020 11:55am - 12:15pm
Salon D/E

12:00pm

Lunch on your own
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Tuesday March 10, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm

1:30pm

D22: The User Journey Through Scholarly Communications: A Service Design Roadmap
Scholarly communication is often conceptualized as a jargon-heavy grab-bag of emerging and existing services—a situation that can feel alienating for users. Drawing from practices in service design, we will explore critical questions surrounding quality of experience for users and assumptions hidden under the broad umbrella of scholarly communication.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Sundt

Alex Sundt

Web Services Librarian, Utah State University
avatar for Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith

Scholarly Communication Librarian, Utah State University


Tuesday March 10, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Salon A/B

1:30pm

Workshop: Understanding Library Metadata for Design & UX
Please bring a laptop to this session as you will be working within Zoom with a remote instructor. 

This workshop is available to in-person attendees in Austin only. It will not be viewable via the Online Conference platform. 

https://yale.zoom.us/j/496782488

This workshop teaches the fundamentals of library metadata standards and practices from the perspective of designing user interfaces. We cover standard descriptive practices from cataloging and digital collections and how they are frequently implemented. Finally, we will explore strategies for testing the impact and effectiveness of metadata choices on user experience.

Following this session, participants will be able to: 
  1. discuss the impact of metadata standards and practices on design and functionality.
  2. identify strategies for isolating the effect of metadata from the effects of other design features. 

Speakers
JN

Jeanette Norris

Brown University


Tuesday March 10, 2020 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 301

1:55pm

D23-02: Building Organizational Competence in UX Design
From a small team leading the design, development, and maintenance of multiple digital systems and web properties at an archival repository, this talk shares the results of our work to advocate for and build a UX design and usability testing program. It will detail a strategy to operationalize UX work through the organization-wide involvement of staff in usability testing activities, the creation of supporting templates, and the associated advancement of web accessibility awareness and skills.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Sistrunk

Hannah Sistrunk

Assistant Digital Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center


Tuesday March 10, 2020 1:55pm - 2:15pm
Salon D/E

2:30pm

D25-01: Unexpected Benefits Uncovered in a UX Study of a Library Discovery System
In this short talk, we will share our findings from a task-based user study that compared students’ experience between our library discovery system and their preferred search tools along with unexpected benefits of conducting UX research in the academic library setting.

Speakers
GY

Grace YoungJoo Jeon

Assessment and User Experience Librarian, Tulane University



Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Salon D/E

2:30pm

D24: UX is a Hammer and Everything is a Nail: Research and Design Techniques for Improving Stuff Throughout Your Organization
You may be familiar with using UX research and design techniques to develop products and services for your users, but have you ever applied them in your day-to-day work? This session will explore ways to deploy UX skills in meetings, committee work, and other cross-library activities, and offer some examples of ways UX practice can be embedded more deeply in an organization.

Speakers
AL

Adrienne Lai

University of Victoria Libraries


Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Salon A/B

2:55pm

D25-02: How to Create Survey Data Dashboards using Excel
UX researchers collect a large amount of qualitative survey data. This presentation offers a demo and detailed instructions for creating qualitative data dashboards using Microsoft Excel pivot tables and slicers. Excel dashboards facilitate data analysis and sharing results so colleagues can filter what is most relevant to their own departments. Excel is a convenient alternative for practitioners who cannot purchase additional software or commit the significant time required to create a sophisticated visualization.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Vardeman

Kimberly Vardeman

User Experience Librarian, Texas Tech University Libraries



Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:55pm - 3:15pm
Salon D/E

3:30pm

Workshop: Go UX Yourself: Running a Space Design Workshop for Library Employees
This workshop is available to in-person attendees in Austin only. It will not be viewable via the Online Conference. 

While UX practice continues to grow in libraries, Employee Experience (EX) is often overlooked. This workshop will introduce practitioners to EX through a practice space redesign scenario in a fun, low-stakes, learning environment. Takeaways include a resource bank with descriptions of the activities and techniques used in the workshop and example outlines to craft and run your own EX space redesign workshop.

Following this session, participants will be able to:
  • understand the basics of Employee Experience research, how it relates to and differs from User Experience research.
  • utilize UX techniques to research and improve library employee experience.
  • facilitate a space design workshop for library employees.


Speakers
avatar for Amanda VerMeulen

Amanda VerMeulen

Associate Library Director for Research, Learning, & Outreach, Frostburg State Univeristy
Interests include:--Public Services--User Experience & User Research--Employee Experience--Feminist leadership tropes in science fiction--Rescue dogs--Sewing



Tuesday March 10, 2020 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Salon D/E

4:30pm

D27 (Seminar): Build Custom Bootstrap Web Components Instantly with Bootstrapr
This seminar is available to in-person attendees in Austin only. It will not be viewable via the Online Conference. 

The Bootstrapr application is free and open source software which allows users of Third Party Applications built on the Bootstrap front-end framework (LibGuides, Sakai and other LMSs, etc.), to leverage standard bootstrap components to better structure their content, and provide a common interface style and clearer affordances. I will demonstrate how to use the various tools in Bootstrapr to build Bootstrap components to rapidly build a LibGuide—all without writing a single line of code.

Speakers
avatar for Randal Sean Harrison

Randal Sean Harrison

Emerging Technologies Librarian, University of Notre Dame
I am a cultural theorist of technology and communication designer working as the Emerging Technologies Librarian for the Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame. There I assist users with the identification, evaluation, and use of emerging technologies, innovative online... Read More →



Tuesday March 10, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Salon A/B

5:45pm

Tuesday Happy Hour
Tuesday March 10, 2020 5:45pm - 7:00pm
D4D Cafe/ 300 level

7:00pm

Movie Night at ER&L
This is a shared event with the ER&L Conference. Join us for a special screening of The Joker from Swank Motion Pictures, Inc and Swank Digital Campus!  

If the movie is not your cup of team, stop by for Movie Snacks and play a card game, work on a puzzle or play connect 4.


Tuesday March 10, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 204
 
Wednesday, March 11
 

7:00am

Fun Run/Walk
This is a shared fun event with the ER&L Conference.
Join your colleagues and friends on a casual (or competitive, if that’s your way) morning run or walk through UT Campus.  This 3K (~1.9 miles) route is a perfect way to check out UT’s new pedestrian mall, catch sight of the Ellsworth Kelly “Austin” installation, and see the UT Tower as you stroll/ jog/ run through campus and back to the AT&T Center.

Join the enthusiastic local logistics committee, fun and games committee and enthusiastic Springer Nature volunteers in this conference wellness activity.

Take one or two laps, more if you want, then celebrate your morning run with a medal and Librarians who Run tee shirt. Springer Nature is pleased to offer fun run/ walk participants a voucher for a drink and snack at the lobby cafe.

Meet at 7:00 am at the front of the AT&T Center.


Wednesday March 11, 2020 7:00am - 8:00am
AT&T Conference Center

7:00am

Breakfast
2 -3 hot breakfast items on daily rotation - eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, crepes, etc.
Steel Cut Oatmeal with toppings
Granola & yogurt with toppings
Whole and cut fruit
Muffins, Tea Bread
Selection of juices, coffee, and tea

Vegetarian and Gluten-Free items will be available

One Twenty 5 Cafe is located on the lobby level and offers additional food items for purchase.

Wednesday March 11, 2020 7:00am - 9:00am
D4D Cafe/ 300 level

8:30am

D29: The Way I See It: Using Go-Pro Cameras to Understand Student Wayfinding Obstacles
This interactive presentation will introduce findings from a wayfinding study where ESOL students (English for speakers of other languages) were observed navigating physical and digital library spaces. We will present our multifaceted research strategy which combined think-aloud protocols, cognitive walkthroughs, and task-scenario testing with webscreen capture and video recordings from chest-mounted GoPro cameras. We will discuss our findings and provide an analysis of the social, digital, and spatial obstacles ESOL students encounter in academic libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Nora Almeida

Nora Almeida

Writer & Librarian, New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York
Nora Almeida is a volunteer at Interference Archive, an all-volunteer, collectively run archive of social movement ephemera. The mission of Interference Archive is to explore the relationship between cultural production and social movements through public programs, exhibitions, and... Read More →
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Junior Tidal

Web Services & Multimedia Librarian, New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York
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Kimberly Abrams

New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York


Wednesday March 11, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am
Salon D/E

8:30am

D28: Extinguishing the Dumpster Fire: Creating a Content Strategy for LibGuides Design
Do your LibGuides cause you anxiety at the end of the day? Are you ten tabs deep in a LibGuide with no alt-text present? This presentation will cover how one team of librarians reimagined their approach to managing their vast and unruly LibGuides. Learn how our novel approach can be adapted to your institution.

Speakers
avatar for Teagan Eastman

Teagan Eastman

Online Learning Librarian, Utah State University
Teagan is Utah State University’s Online Learning Librarian where she focuses on creating online learning materials, instructional design and technologies, user experience, and supporting USU’s large distance education program.
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Erin Davis

Library Coordinator of Statewide Campuses and E-Learning, Utah State University
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Alex Sundt

Web Services Librarian, Utah State University


Wednesday March 11, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am
Salon A/B

9:30am

D31: Design Thinking for Everyone
This presentation will unbox the core methodologies of Design Thinking and how you can apply it to any aspect of your business, whether you're a designer or not. We'll take you through each step and map on a case study of how to apply them to your product.

Speakers
avatar for Chrissy Cowdrey

Chrissy Cowdrey

Senior Director of Design, Modernist Studio
Chrissy is a Senior Director of Design at Modernist Studio. Previously, she was a Principal Designer at CS DISCO, and a Design Director at USAA.  Over the span of her 15 year career, she has focused on visual/interactive design to design products for brands like Disney, MTV, Logitech... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 9:30am - 10:15am
Salon A/B

9:30am

D32: Creating a User-Centered Strategic Plan
This presentation will discuss how UX expertise was crucial to developing a user-centered strategic plan for a large academic library. We will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of working with consultants, using an appreciative inquiry-based process, and gathering and analyzing ideas from hundreds of faculty, staff, students, and library employees.

Speakers
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Robin Dean

Michigan State University
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Joshua Ethan Sanchez

Michigan State University Libraries


Wednesday March 11, 2020 9:30am - 10:15am
Salon D/E

10:30am

Keynote: Paying Better Attention to the Problem
KEYNOTE SESSION VIDEO AVAILABLE

“The idea is the place to start.” “Fall in Love with the problem.” “Get out of the building.” Our practice knows the foundation of a well-deserved experience begins with understanding the user. But our world is still full of generic software written “for everyone.” The way to fight past our current state is to pay attention to what comes before ideas, and to pay attention to people before they even become a potential user. It's not about generating ideas. It's about understanding the purposes of different people.

In this talk, Indi will outline methods for approaching this problem space with empathy and demonstrate techniques to explore problems and bring creative solutions, taking what can be a touchy-feely topic and breaking it down into something tangible, understandable, and actionable.

Indi's slides and handouts will be accessible in the "Presentation Files" folder in dropbox. You can also find them here:

Speakers
avatar for Indi Young

Indi Young

Indi Young is a speaker, writer, and UX researcher. She empowers makers to know their problem space, and create inspired product designs through empathy and deep understanding of peoples purposes and variety of approaches. She is the author of two books, Mental Models and Practical... Read More →

Online Conference Moderator
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Heather Jeffcoat

Web & Discovery Management Librarian, Georgia Tech Library


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon D/E