[Libs-Or] PDX Library User Experience Community of Practice

Laura Zeigen zeigenl at ohsu.edu
Thu Jan 19 17:04:18 PST 2012

Submitted for Allie Flanary:

Please join the fledgling PDX Library User Experience Community of Practice (PDX LIB-UX) for a pre-meeting this Friday, January 20th, from 3-5pm.

Communities of practice are "groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly." (Wenger <http://www.ewenger.com/theory/>, 2006)

PDX LIB-UX will meet monthly
3rd Fridays, 3-5pm
Lucky Lab SE, Hawthorne Blvd, Portland 

This month we are collecting future topics of interest and getting to know one another a bit. We will continue this at our first official meeting, Friday 2/17/12.

We're primarily interested in all aspects of user experience that Impact libraries. This in no way should discourage anyone from attending. We welcome all interested parties, which may include designers, UX practitioners, content managers, and info nerds of all types.

We hope you love libraries, but you certainly don't need to work in one to join us! If you'd like more information on the Community of Practice<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_of_practice> model, we remind you that Wikipedia is a fantastic resource, but please wait until after the SOPA/PIPA blackouts to access this information.


Allie Flanary, Faculty Librarian
User Experience & Outreach Specialist
Portland Community College Library
Sylvania Campus
allinee.flanary at pcc.edu | 971.722.4686


Laura Zeigen, MA, MLIS
Assistant Professor | User Experience Librarian
Oregon Health & Science University | Portland, Oregon
zeigenl at ohsu.edu | 503-494-0505 | BICC 339

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