In the feedback you provided in both, Library IT’s Client Outreach project and the customer service surveys, you have said you would like to know about upcoming training opportunities. Library IT is listening, so we plan to list opportunities here in this new column when training sessions are available.
Essential Web Skills for Librarians
Andy Hickner, the Web Services Librarian at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is offering two sessions on “Essential Web Skills for Librarians. Andy plans to teach these sessions at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association but is piloting it here at Yale, first.
If you edit web content, whether it be your library’s pages on the YUL website or as a LibGuides editor, you will learn essential skills that will empower you and help you improve your web presence. You can attend either session or both, depending on your interests.
Peeking Under the Hood: Understanding, Assessing and Improving Your Library’s Website and LibGuides (Session 1 of 2)
Session 1: March 22, 9:30- 11:00am, Bass L01-A
- Review: HTML, CSS, separation of presentation from content
- Dynamic pages: PHP, LAMP stack; web hosting on static versus dynamic sites
- Content management systems, benefits, selection
- Theming: Responsive design, breakpoints, existing responsive frameworks
- Browser issues (e.g. IE versus modern browsers)
- Institutional considerations; getting bang for your buck
- Google Analytics
- LibGuides Analytics
Peeking Under the Hood: Understanding, Assessing and Improving Your Library’s Website and LibGuides (Session 2 of 2)
Session 2: March 29, 9:30- 11:00am, Bass L01-A
- Website usability methods: Usability principles; usability testing; first click testing
- Website accessibility: what you need to know as a web/LibGuides editor
- Q&A segment about both usability and accessibility
YaleSites – Special Topics: Accessibility Basics
This class will cover the basics of website accessibility, as well as the actions you can take to improve or create an accessible website. Topics include link text, image text, heading structure, imagery and more! This class is recommended to anyone who works on a Yale website in some capacity, or for those with an interest in accessibility. You don’t need to attend both sessions.