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Western New York Library Resources Council Presentation in Buffalo

Western New York Library Resources Council Presentation in Buffalo
Friday April 24, 2015

Stephen

Posted on: April 24, 2015, 9:09 am Category: Uncategorized

An Argument for Reading Literature in Chronological Order

An Argument for Reading Literature in Chronological Order

http://bookriot.com/2015/03/30/an-argument-for-reading-literature-in-chronological-order/

Now what year should you start?  LOL

Stephen

Posted on: April 24, 2015, 6:41 am Category: Uncategorized

A User-Centered Study of Public Library YA Spaces

“This Is Our Library, and It’s a Pretty Cool Place: A User-Centered Study of Public Library YA Spaces”

“The following article was recently published by Public Library Quarterly.  We’re sharing a copy of the article made available by one of the co-authors for free. The article is also for sale via the PLQ web site.

Title

This Is Our Library, and It’s a Pretty Cool Place: A User-Centered Study of Public Library YA Spaces

Authors

Denise E. Agosto
Drexel University

Jonathan P. Bell
San Jose State University

Anthony Bernier
San Jose State University

Meghann Kuhlmann
San Jose State University

Source

Public Library Quarterly 34.1 (2015)
via SelectedWorks of Jonathan P. Bell

Abstract

This study sought to collect data from teens and librarians about their preferences and recommendations for the effective design of physical library spaces for teens. Librarians and teens at twenty-two U.S. public libraries filmed narrated video tours of their young adult (YA) public library spaces. The researchers used qualitative content analysis techniques to analyze the video data and to develop a framework for guiding the design of effective YA public library spaces. In addition to providing specific recommendations for user-centered YA library space design, this study highlights the need for continued user input into the design and maintenance of YA public library spaces as teens’ needs evolve and vary across time and from community to community.

Direct to Full Text Article (24 pages; PDF)

 

Stephen

Posted on: April 24, 2015, 6:26 am Category: Uncategorized

This one chart shows how Facebook dominates online communication

This one chart shows how Facebook dominates online communication

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-dominates-online-communication-2015-4#ixzz3XO5fPcPw

bii sai cotd social media maus

Stephen

Posted on: April 24, 2015, 6:19 am Category: Uncategorized

The State of Mobile User Experience

The State of Mobile User Experience

Nielsen Norman: http://www.nngroup.com/articles/mobile-usability-update/

Summary: Our newest research on mobile usability shows an improvement in mobile UX. The responsive-design trend has inspired sites and apps to prioritize content over UI elements and include essential content and features on mobile.

The Effects of Responsive Design on Mobile Usability

What Designers Still Need to Learn

What It Means for Desktop Users

New Research Report

Stephen

Posted on: April 23, 2015, 6:29 am Category: Uncategorized

How to Be Alone Without Getting Lonely

How to Be Alone Without Getting Lonely

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-be-alone-without-getting-lonely-1694636726

Keep Focused on the Present

Identify Your Lonely Triggers and Counter Them

Be Cautious with Social Media

Think About All of the Perks

Use Your Time Productively and Get to Know Yourself

Avoid Flaking Out on Plans

Read more: http://lifehacker.com/how-to-be-alone-without-getting-lonely-1694636726

Stephen

Posted on: April 23, 2015, 6:17 am Category: Uncategorized

I love these literary maps

18 Literary maps

http://mentalfloss.com/article/62975/18-literary-maps-united-states

Check ‘em out!

Maybe make one if your state/area doesn’t have one.

Stephen

Posted on: April 23, 2015, 6:17 am Category: Uncategorized