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Now in its 16th year, the Brick & Click Libraries Conference (#bclc16) is a one-day event featuring concurrent and lightning round sessions that explore cutting-edge technologies, practical solutions, and timely topics. The conference supports the academic information needs of both on-ground (brick) and online (click) students, library professionals and paraprofessionals.

The conference is held at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. Registration is limited in order to maintain the advantages of a small conference, so register early!   To register visit: www.brickandclick.org
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Friday, November 4 • 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Pop-up Usability Testing - More Data, Less Time (and Money)

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Library websites are notoriously hard to design. Librarians strive to build effective websites that serve a variety of users but we must blend original, local content with third party tools and interfaces. Standard usability testing helps us design effective sites, but it is costly, time consuming and laborious. In this session, you will learn how to perform a streamlined version of usability testing, allowing rapid iterations of your site designs. Whether you are tweaking your present site or creating a new one, this testing method can be planned, executed and the results reported in days or maybe even hours. Using real world examples, this session will give attendees the tools and hands on experience needed to perform “Pop-up” testing methods in their libraries. Using this process, you will save time, work and money!


Moderators
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Ashley Creek

Emerging Technologies Librarian, University of Saint Mary
Ashley Creek is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas. Her current research interests focus on the student experience: gamification, makerspaces, active learning, instructional design, and the library as center of the academic community... Read More →

Speakers
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Kelley Martin

Outcomes and Assessment Librarian, University of Missouri - Kansas City
I'm really interested in how our users perform research and they use both the physical library and online content. How can we make their work easier without dumbing down research and, in the process, make them information literate? What new technologies are they using? What older... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2016 3:10pm - 4:00pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom