Make your website better now!

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(Computers in Libraries 2011) Let’s face it — we can’t always overhaul our library’s entire website. Sometimes, we just need ways to improve on what we have, due to cost, expertise, or political barriers. There are lots of things you can do with very little to improve your library’s site. Solomon provides some quick and practical ideas about potential ways to polish your site without busting your library’s budget or eating up tons of staff time.

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  • Lastly, this session is not entirely about tact. Political correctness may be optional.
  • Make your website better now!

    1. 1. 10 THINGS* You Can Do to Make Your Library Site Better Right Now Laura Solomon Library Services Manager Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN)‏ *Approximately.
    2. 2. DISCLAIMERS
    3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tjflex/233584563/
    4. 5. SPELL IT OUT
    5. 6. Cool program for kids coming on July 13 Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras lectus sem, auctor a aliquam malesuada, semper vitae erat. Pellentesque eros diam, hendrerit nec ultricies nec, suscipit ac massa. Mauris sit amet est id velit suscipit pharetra. Suspendisse feugiat urna quis diam varius bibendum. Integer sit amet mauris eros. Praesent viverra blandit interdum. Maecenas sem turpis, venenatis tincidunt elementum eu, tempor a lacus. Ut orci ante, ultrices vulputate ornare ullamcorper, auctor at urna. Nam blandit enim ac leo laoreet sollicitudin. Quisque sollicitudin pharetra tempus. Vestibulum tempus nisl risus, a mattis quam. Mauris tincidunt varius aliquet. Aliquam eu orci eu turpis pharetra scelerisque sed eu est. Proin tempus imperdiet tellus, rutrum sagittis ipsum egestas vel.
    6. 7. <ul><li>“ The mission of our library is to…” </li></ul>
    7. 8. WEED your graphics http:// www.flickr.com/photos/barb/18150231 /
    8. 11. <ul><li>“ Come to our cool program!!!!” </li></ul>
    9. 14. Put your library’s @#$%! phone number and address on the front page. NOW. I’ll wait .
    10. 17. AKA the“Dial-up Destroyer”
    11. 18. “ What does this mean to me, Laura?”
    12. 19. <ul><li>Know what to do with prime real estate </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigate simple usability and design problems </li></ul>Want to make your library site more CREDIBLE ?
    13. 20. Laura Solomon (aka “MeanLaura”) ‏ <ul><li>Twitter : @ laurasolomon </li></ul><ul><li>Blog : What Does This Mean to Me, Laura? </li></ul><ul><li>( http://www.meanlaura.com ) ‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Email : [email_address] </li></ul>

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