Via cincylibrary: Recently spotted in our collection: Patrons Are People: How to Be a Model Librarian, published by the American Library Association in 1956 and full of helpful hints prepared and illustrated by Sarah Leslie Wallace. So tempted to request an interlibrary loan!
Speaking of art in and around public libraries, have you seen this? The Reading Nest is a new site-specific installation by artist Mark Reigelman outside the Cleveland Public Library. Reigelman obtained 10,000 reclaimed boards from various Cleveland industrial and manufacturing sites and worked with a team of people over 10 days to construct the nest […]
On a recent trip to Winnipeg, I did what I usually do and spent a bit of time in the public library (dork!) and one of my favourite parts of the Millennium branch was the work of Cliff Eyland that featured prominently in the lobby. Eyland‘s works are all 3″ x 5″ sized (using various […]
Check out this notice on the GVSU website about monthly website usability testing. I hear a lot of talk about continual testing and iterative changes on a rapid development cycle, but I haven’t seen many such notices on library websites. So much to love here: the open call for participation, the brief outline of the […]
I asked a question on Twitter last week inquiring about why we have websites for our libraries. This presentation I did at Internet Librarian this morning on sensible library website development incorporates the responses I got last week, as well as a few other tidbits.
Maybe it’s just me but lately I’ve been seeing more and more excellent examples of one-page websites. That is, the content of an entire website represented in a single page. Over at Influx, we started tossing the idea around a while ago, at which time we* built a template to indulge a thought experiment and […]