The Onondaga-Cortland-Madison/Oswego School Library System together with the CNY School Librarians is sponsoring this free workshop at OCM BOCES in Liverpool.*

A strong virtual prescence is extremely important for school libraries. While many are familiar with how to use website builders such as Google Sites, Weebly, and Wix, librarians have taken a variety of different approaches with the language used and the manner in which information is organized on these websites. At this workshop, Jesi Buell, Instructional Design and Web Librarian and Associate Professor at Colgate University, will present the concept of “design thinking,” along with research on how users interact with library websites to help inform librarians on how to present information on their websites. Ways to incorporate accessibility features following ADA guidelines also will be discussed. Josh Gallagher from ACS Edge will discuss ADA compliance. At the end of the worksho, participants will be given some time to use their new knowledge under Buell’s guidance. Those that want to stay for extended work on their websites may do so.

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*Co-sponsored by Central NY School Librarians