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Presentation by Ellysa Stern Cahoy at the Penn State Libraries Diversity Research Colloquium, April 9, 2007.

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    1. 1. Interface = Instruction Reaching and Teaching a Diversity of Online Users Ellysa Stern Cahoy Information Literacy Librarian Penn State Libraries Diversity Research Colloquium April 9, 2007
    2. 2. Finding Time
    3. 3. I wish I had known that the solution for needing to teach our users how to search our catalog was to create a system that didn't need to be taught. Tennant, Roy. What I Wish I Had Known. Library Journal. November 15, 2005. http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6282632.html
    4. 4. <ul><li>Google recognizes </li></ul><ul><li>that it is an application </li></ul><ul><li>and immediately provides </li></ul><ul><li>you with the user interface </li></ul><ul><li>while libraries are still stuck in the </li></ul><ul><li>mind set of web 'pages’ . </li></ul><ul><li>--Bill Moody on Web4Lib </li></ul>
    5. 6. Usability Expert : Ok, so this is the search form... Librarian(s): So... is this the simple search form or the advanced search? Usability Expert : This is the search form. Singer, Ross. Polishing the Turd: The Danger of Redesigning the OPAC. May 9, 2005. http://dilettantes.blogspot.com/2005/05/polishing-turd-dangers-of-redesigning.html
    6. 8. http://www.mtv.com
    7. 9. http://www.lib.umn.edu/undergrad/
    8. 10. http://www.maryville.edu/library/Default.asp
    9. 11. http://www.lib.byu.edu/
    10. 12. http://www.ksulib.org/ac/
    11. 13. http://search.athenscounty.lib.oh.us/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl
    12. 14. <ul><li>“ Librarians need to use their expertise to make the library's online presence approach the simplicity and power of the Internet.” </li></ul><ul><li>Wilder, Stanley. “Information Literacy Makes all the Wrong Assumptions.” The Chronicle Review , January 7, 2005. http://www.bright.net/~dlackey/WrongAssumptions.htm </li></ul>
    13. 15. How Do We Get There? Involve students in interface planning Give a small, informed group the freedom to dream and develop Embrace and welcome continual change
    14. 16. References <ul><li>Dempsey, Lorcan. &quot; The User interface that Isn't.&quot; May 2005. http://orweblog.oclc.org/archives/000667.html </li></ul><ul><li>Hutcherson, Norman B. Library Jargon: Student Recognition of Terms and Concepts Commonly Used by Librarians in the Classroom. College & Research Libraries . (July 2004): 349-54. </li></ul><ul><li>Klein, Leo Robert. The Expert User Is Dead.  Library Journal. October 15, 2003. http://www.libraryjournal.com/index.asp?layout=article&articleid=CA323336 </li></ul><ul><li>Lippincott, Joan. Net Generation Students and Libraries . Coalition for Networked Information, 2006. http://www.educause.edu/NetGenerationStudentsandLibraries/6067 </li></ul><ul><li>Lippincott, Sarah & Martha Kyrillidow. How ARL University Communities Access Information: Highlights from LibQUAL+. Bimonthly Report 236, October 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>Markoff, John. “Searching for Michael Jordan? Microsoft Wants a Better Way.” </li></ul><ul><li>The New York Times . March 7, 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>OCLC. How Academic Librarians Can Influence Students’ Web-Based Information Choices . (OCLC White Paper on the Information Habits of Students.) June 2002. http://www.mnstate.edu/schwartz/informationhabits.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Salaway, Gail, et al. The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology , 2006. http://www.educause.edu/LibraryDetailPage/666?ID=ERS0607 </li></ul><ul><li>Tennant, Roy. What I Wish I Had Known. Library Journal. November 15, 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Wilder, Stanley. “Information Literacy Makes all the Wrong Assumptions.” The Chronicle Review , January 7, 2005. http://www.bright.net/~dlackey/WrongAssumptions.htm </li></ul>
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