Concurrent Sessions I (11:15 am - 12:20 pm)

Session I Breakout Programs – 65 Minutes

Participants Choose One from A, B, C, or D

A. "Crafting the User-Centered Library"

Cliff Landis, Valdosta State University

This session will show practical (and often free) methods for gathering data from users in a variety of ways for user-centric design. You will learn techniques for implementing what your users need and want, and will learn how to overcome the obstacles that may pop up.

B. "Online History and Culture Updates: The Civil Rights Digital Library, the Digital Library of Georgia and Georgia HomePLACE"

Toby Graham, Digital Library of Georgia
Edward Johnson, Georgia HomePLACE/GALILEO

Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) Director Toby Graham will update the GALILEO community about the Civil Rights Digital Library, the major new initiative that offers an online archive of film from news media, educator resources, and a web portal to other historical materials related to the movement. HomePLACE Director Ed Johnson will focus on the DLG collaborative digitization project about the Douglas Theatre, a major venue for Black Vaudeville, the Blues, and early African American film..

C. "Simple Web Site Redesign"

Darin Givens, Georgia Public Library Service
Tim Daniels, Georgia Public Library Service

A well-designed Web site can ensure that you are effectively communicating with your patrons while also providing them with the best possible Web services. Learn the basics of how to measure the usability of your current library site, define clear goals for a redesign project and incorporate tools that can open your site up to participation from staff and patrons.

D. "Training Showcase – Late Morning"

Current Contents Connect (Room K)
WorldCat/FirstSearch Databases (Room L)

Designed from a trainer’s approach this session highlights the strategic features, benefits and trends of selected GALILEO databases. Come join these discussions with expert staff from either Thomson Scientific or OCLC/SOLINET.