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URC Lunch & Learn: Re-Architecting Library.unc.edu

Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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In early 2020, UNC's University Libraries began a project to rebuild and streamline their web presence. The goal of the project was to unify multiple websites into a new "One Library" single site for the Libraries. Early content inventory and user research work led the Libraries' UX team to question the foundation of the old sites' Information Architecture. 

The new site, set to launch in December 2023, will include more than ten different content types. A simple webpage will no longer be the default assumption for content. This talk will include an overview of the new Information Architecture, discussion of how it was built, and results from related user research.

Note: This event will not be recorded. 

Speaker Bios: 

Chad Haefele

Chad Haefele is the Head of User Experience at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. He leads projects to improve how users experience and navigate the Libraries’ services, spaces, and resources. He earned an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Certificate in Technology and Communication from UNC Chapel Hill.

Nora Burmeister

Nora Burmeister is the Content Strategy Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. She has a passion for creating intuitive digital interfaces, advocating for accessibility in libraries, learning about emerging library technology, and understanding and optimizing the user experience. She earned her MLS from Emporia State University.

Ikra Javed

Ikra Javed is a graduate student in the School of Library and Information Science and also a member of the User Experience team. She enjoys being involved in all aspects of UX, from research to design, and is currently deeply invested in the library's new website reconstruction project. 

Todd Smith

Todd Smith is the User Experience Research and Design Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. He plans and conducts user research studies in addition to managing research operations for the team. He earned an MSIS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA from Clemson University.

The presentation will be held from 12:00-1:00 PM on Zoom. Zoom meeting information will be sent via email once you register.

Open to all Harvard affiliates. Please RSVP for the event below. If you have any questions, please contact libraryux@harvard.edu.

Accommodation Statement: Persons with disabilities who would like to request accommodations or have questions may contact the User Research Center at libraryux@harvard.edu in advance of the event.

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Sara Price