People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

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Upcoming Webinar – Project Management for Information Professionals

sla logoJoin us on Thursday, November 29 at 2-3PM EST for “Applying Project Management to the Real World (Library)” as part of Special Libraries Association’s three-part webinar series – Project Management for Today’s Information Professional. For more info and to register.

September 27th SCRLC Webinar – Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities

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Back to School – Upcoming Webinar on September 27th


Join us and the South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC) on Tuesday, September 27 at 10-11am EST for a webinar –

Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities.

As the information world transitions into the 21st century, so too must information professionals. For anyone making a transition, whether you are a recent library school graduate, job hunting, changing jobs or advancing your career, this session will cover the evolving roles and opportunities in the information profession, what this means for librarians, and how to design a career strategy to keep your skills current with the shifting profession.

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Webinar: Assessing and Improving Your Library Website

ny3rslogo2On Tuesday, I attended the first of NY3Rs Association’s webinars in a series on website UX presented by Aaron Schmidt of Team Influx, a library user experience group.

This first webinar, titled Assessing and Improving Your Library Website: Usability and Conventions, focused on basic website usability. Covering navigation, scope, rewrite, mobility,  and iteration, Aaron discusses website conventions. Complete with website screenshots, Aaron gives the good, bad & ugly of sample library websites.

Overall,  a very concise and informative presentation. I will surely be attending next week’s webinar on October 7th.


IFLA New Librarians Global Connection Webinar Recap

Last week, as part of my summer plan to prevent brain drain, I attended one of IFLA’s webinar in the“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations” series.

For the third consecutive year, IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group are partnering with the American Library Association to present a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, library associations and library schools, library-decision makers, and all library workers. 

This hour long webinar featured 3 speakers from Denmark, Singapore and Mexico; each presenting on a different library trends. The first speaker spoke on leadership and technology and innovation with subtopics of MOOCs – in a learning perspective, wellness, library trends, digital libraries. This one was a bit of a handful for the 15-20 minutes he was allotted. The second speaker presented on the fascinating topic of increasing discovery as a way to bring outside users into the library; mainly via recommendation tools on library catalogs & databases. The final speaker touched on internet censorship, freedom of expression, infodiversity and why it is important for new librarians and students to be aware of freedom of expression and privacy.

While I found some of the presentations interesting and new, I had a difficult time digesting the webinar as a whole since the topics were unrelated and disjointed. Perhaps revolving the webinars around a central theme would improve the continuity of the webinars. Overall, certainly educational.

To listen to the recording of this webinar and others in the series visit