BONUS Blog Post – DUE on or before April 7th @ 2pm

BONUS Blog Post – DUE on or before April 7th @ 2pm

Create an annotated bibliography on the topic of LIBRARY WEBSITE DESIGN – BEST PRACTICES – with at least eight sources.  Cite your sources in MLA citation style.  Be sure that your annotations identify the best practices listed in the resource.

1. One 


Gambrell, Khalilah. “7 Best Practices for Creating a User Friendly Library Website.” Website. EBSCO Post, 8 Dec. 2015. Web. 30 Mar. 2016. <;.
7 Best Practices for Creating a User Friendly Library Website is identify for best used for creating a website design because its give you stats and data of what students surveying strentgh and weakness of their library website and suggestions thy need for the library wedsite design layout. After 18 months of analying the data, EBSCO came with seven practices with reccomendations for an friendly user wesite design that all users can use.
 Elimanting Barriers -7 Best Practices for Creating a User Friendly Library Website. Web. 30 Mar. 2016. <;. Inforgraphic visual of the best seven practices of creating a friendly user library website
2. two 
Singley, Emily. “Top 5 Problems with Library Websites – a Review of Recent Usability Studies.” Usable Libraries. Usable Libraries, 1 Oct. 2014. Web. 30 Mar. 2016. <;.
The top problems and issues of Academic libraries and library tools from 16 studies in the past two years that students of their college or unversity are not content with the layout of their library website ; from the Jargon terms, to finding full- text for electronic formats.

Angie Thorpe & Ria Lukes, (2015) A Design Analysis of Indiana Public Library Homepages. Public Library Quarterly 34:2, pages 134-161.

Harry Gibbs, (2005) STUDENT PREFERENCES IN THE DESIGN OF LIBRARY WEB PAGES: A UK, FURTHER EDUCATION PERSPECTIVE. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship 11:1, pages 33-45.

 Academic Library Website Design Principles: Development of a Checklist is about a study done to using a checklist based on guidelines is a valuable way to identify usability problems in websites. Information developers can use the checklist to measure how easy it is to find, understand, and use information displayed on a website (Thorpe andLuke, page 128,2015). for libraries use for an eample to make thier resources and link more accessiable for thier clients.
ASEK, CHRIS. How to Design Library Web Sites to Maximize Usability. San Diego, CA: Library Connect, in Collaboration with the Elsevier User Centered Design Group, 2004. PDF.
How to Design Library Web Sites to Maximize Usability is a PDF file design by library connect to give full instruction on how to create the suited web design for your library and how to keep your website colour, font, structure consistant, no jargon , a help page for those who needs assistance for using the website. The Pdf file also includes how to make your library design more accessable with hyper text and linking, Asethics and grahics, how to put the main content in the center of the page while having enough white space, the website being flexanle and efficent and improtant to let the clients give back feedback about the strenghts and weakness of their website, suggestions and improvement.
Poll, Roswitha. Evaluating the Library Website: Statistics and Quality Measures. Durban, South Africa: WORLD LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CONGRESS, 2 Aug. 2007. PDF.
The quality of a library website can have different aspectss • contents • language • structure • design • navigation • accessibility to be efficent and effective for both the library and the community. There are strong and logical, effective ways to give you library homepage the best fit for your community There are also have main topics and FAQ to assit the using the homepage.
Teague-Rector, Susan. “Building a Library Web Site.” Building a Library Web Site. American Library Association, 2011. Web. 31 Mar. 2016. <;.
The North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries a strong desire to create a fresh, modern, and welcoming Web presence, with a clear personality brand for the library. The libraries also wanted to highlight its core search tools and support the most common research and course-related tasks.
Lam, Amber. “Teen Library Website Models: Identifying Design Models of Public Library Websites for Teens.” The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. A YASLA Publication, 2015. Web. 31 Mar. 2016. <;.
This article is about the research that is to identify and understand current website models of public library websites for teens and childern. The results concluded from identiying the strengh and weakness of four websites designs for teens to evaulate is that Teens perferred directness, keywords, subject categories, organization and possible limitation of search results based on relevance, and spell-check  (Naughton, 2015) and a help page when needing assistance, The library took the results fromm the teens and create a friendly using webpage that meet the needs of their youth users.
work cited
Naughton, Robin. Teen Library Website Models: Identifying Design Models of Public Library Websites for Teens. Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults 6 (2015): n. page. Web. <Date accessed>
EasyBibVideos. “PD Series: Best Practices for Library Website User Experience.”YouTube. YouTube, 17 Apr. 2014. Web. 31 Mar. 2016.
An informative online vitural tutorial on the best practices for a website for librarians and users to be educated and effiecent on how to create a usability webpage for all ages of the library community.

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One Response to BONUS Blog Post – DUE on or before April 7th @ 2pm

  1. Sue says:

    L-O-V-E the infographic!!!! Not quite MLA format 😉 but so glad you included it!!! I’m going to steal this resource!!! Thank you!


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