[Libs-Or] Registration now open - ORSLA Professional Development Event - Usability Basics for the Information Professional

Kati.Arzeta at CH2M.com Kati.Arzeta at CH2M.com
Thu Sep 6 13:35:37 PDT 2012

ORSLA Professional Development Team is excited to present "Usability Basics for the Information Professional" a webinar presentation by Uta Hussong-Christian and Jane Nichols of OSU

ORSLA will be holding events in both Corvallis (where Uta & Jane will be) and in Portland. Not able to make it to one of our events? You can connect remotely!

When: September 20th
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Cost:  Member-online: $7.00
              Member-in person: $10.00
              Non-member online: $12.00
              Non-member in-person: $15.00
              Student Member: $5.00 (regardless of location)
Locations: Corvallis - OSU, Valley Library Willamette East Seminar Room, 3rd floor Directions<http://oregonstate.edu/campusmap/> (the Valley Library (VLib) is in the middle of the upper right quadrant on the online map. Easiest entrance is on north side of building. Use the Parking link on map webpage to add "parking" layer.  Easiest visitor lot is on the northeast corner of 14th & Jefferson.  After 5:00 pm, visitor lots have no fees.)
Portland - Davis, Wright, Tremaine 1300 SW 5th Ave, Suite 2400 (Wells Fargo Building) http://www.dwt.com/offices/portland/

Note: In-person locations include light snacks

Register now: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TQCK382
Usability Basics for the Information Professional

If you have ever been baffled by the ways in which your users interact with the web tools and resources that you have worked so hard to create or provide, it may be time to think about usability testing. But don't panic! Just because you are not a usability expert or do not have a local usability group to call upon does not mean that "use-ability" testing is out of reach. In Don't Make Me Think, Steven Krug notes that "After all, usability really just means...making sure that something works well: that a person of average (or even below average) ability and experience can use the thing - whether it's a Web site, a fighter jet, or a revolving door - for its intended purpose without getting hopelessly frustrated." In this session, we will use case studies to demonstrate why information professionals should consider usability testing. We will share tips and tools used to conduct testing so you can improve your users' experiences regardless of the context in which you work.

Uta Hussong-Christian, Oregon State University Libraries Usability Team (former member)
Jane Nichols, Oregon State University Libraries Usability Team (current member)

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