The Usable Library

Course Description
Course Type: 

As librarians, one of our main goals is to connect people with the information that they need. While librarians play a very large part in this process, we must not forget the role our libraries themselves play in this process. Our libraries should be attractive, yes, but above all, they should be usable.

In this course, we will identify key barriers to a library's usability. We will discuss possible solutions for improving the layout and signage of a library, optimizing its usability. Finally, we will outline how to conduct a usability test in your library.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Identify key barriers to a library's usability
  • List solutions for improving the layout and signage of a library
  • Explain how to conduct a usability test for a library
Target Audience: 
Everyone
Prerequisites: 
None
Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 
  • Approximately one hour of homework will be required each day.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Instructor: 
Megan Bryant - bryant@amigos.org
Continuing Education Credit
Contact Hours: 
4
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$140.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$165.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$195.00
Non-member Fee: 
$220.00
Scheduled Dates