Teen Library Websites (TLWs)

The Teen Library Website project focused on creating an online directory of public library websites for teens aka teen library websites (TLWs) across the US.  By understanding the current websites available to teens at public libraries, we can begin to understand how to better design these websites to meet the needs of teens.

Role: Researcher
Project Dates:
 2011
Research Activities: Card Sorting, Information Architecture
Deliverables: Website (http://www.library.nebodi.com)

ipl2 Website Redesign

I worked on the ipl2 redesign team from 2009 – 2010.  My research and worked focused on the design and content migration for the new website.  The new website launched in January 2010.  Post-launch work in this area focused on enhancing the design and content.

Role: IMLS Research Fellow
Project Goals: Redesign the Internet Public Library website (http://ipl.org/) to enhance user experience and take advantage of newer technologies, and merge content acquired from the Librarian’s Internet Index (LII).
Project Dates: 2009 – 2010
Responsibilities: work on the visual and experience design, develop HTML prototypes, work with IPL manager to handle HTML content migration from old system to new system, and manage content implementation throughout process.