Seven Essential Elements to an Awesome Library Website

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Ever had that feeling there was something missing on your website, or something not quite right ... but you couldn't put your finger on it? David does just that in this presentation. David describes …

Ever had that feeling there was something missing on your website, or something not quite right ... but you couldn't put your finger on it? David does just that in this presentation. David describes the seven essential elements to a library website, and they aren't what you think! Leave with ideas to improve your library's website!

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  • 1. 7 EssentialElements to Awesome an Library Websitedavid lee king | topeka & shawnee county public library | davidleeking.com
  • 2. It’s Ned’s fault! thewikiman.org
  • 3. made me think... flickr.com/photos/76578519@N00/4695658106
  • 4. Customers wantsomething to read,1. watch, & listen to when they visit the library
  • 5. Not thereal goal
  • 6. Not thereal goal
  • 7. Not thereal goal
  • 8. provide ebooks ebooks flickr.com/photos/38314728@N08/4040927469
  • 9. you can’t get this ebooks at the “real” library! flickr.com/photos/38314728@N08/4040927469
  • 10. engageinsocialmedia
  • 11. socialbook reviews
  • 12. multimedia
  • 13. flickr.com/photos/99283995@N00/4714600224Goal: create somethingfor them to do
  • 14. Customers havequestions, & 2.ask atthe library flickr.com/photos/93482873@N00/5252737515
  • 15. Goal: answer Questions
  • 16. flickr.com/photos/91871643@N00/48722363683. Customers need to know thenormal stuff, too.
  • 17. provide basic info
  • 18. provide basic info
  • 19. provide basic info
  • 20. provide basic info
  • 21. share the normal stuff too
  • 22. Goal: tell peoplethe normal stuff
  • 23. Websites need actual staff!flickr.com/photos/79053562@N00/4330136289 4.
  • 24. library building
  • 25. website = actual work flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/4117760291/
  • 26. + freetheme
  • 27. website =real staff flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/4117760291/
  • 28. Goal: staff the website
  • 29. flickr.com/photos/7amanito/3039338366/Goals! 5.
  • 30. library geek : -)goals goals You should be here
  • 31. Goal: create & meet goals
  • 32. reach beyond your webbish boundariesflickr.com/photos/39685654@N00/388012741 6.
  • 33. flickr.com/photos/beavis/2425374221/ go wherepeople gather
  • 34. tweetup, SMC,conference, ev tweetup, SMCgatheringnference, event gatherin
  • 35. Goal: go wherepeople gather
  • 36. mobile- friendly7.
  • 37. designmodo.com/responsive-design-examples/
  • 38. brainstorm first
  • 39. Goal: be mobile friendly
  • 40. 1 2 3RE:Goals 4 7 6 5 flickr.com/photos/99283995@N00/4714600224
  • 41. don’t forget this
  • 42. Thank You!davidleeking.com