Information Architecture: Designing Navigation for Library Websites (online class)

Rory Litwin rlitwin at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 17 14:57:42 EST 2016

Information Architecture: Designing Navigation for Library Websites

Instructor: Susan Teague Rector
Dates: March 7 to April 1, 2016
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

Website navigation is a key design device to help users search and browse
library websites and information systems. The design of Website navigation
can be simple or complex, flat or deep. In all cases, website navigation
should take into account information architecture (IA) best practices,
common user tasks in the library domain, user research, analytics and
information seeking models.

In this four week course, you will gain insight into the art & science of
IA, the discipline of labeling and organizing online information for
optimal usability and findability. This course will introduce you to basic
types of navigation, as well as classification schemes for organizing
information. You will learn about best practices for labeling navigation,
search engine optimization (SEO) and usability. Finally, you will gain
hands-on experience developing a navigation scheme for a library website.

This course can be taken as one of six courses needed to earn our
Certificate in User Experience (UX), but can be taken as a stand-alone
course as well.

Susan Teague Rector holds a Master’s degree in Information Science from the
University of NC-Chapel Hill. She has over 15 years of experience in Web
technologies, with 6 years in academic libraries. In her current role at
University of Colorado, Susan specializes in information architecture (IA)
and UX design for University Web Services. Previously Susan led the IA,
design and implementation of a new website for NCSU Libraries in 2010; and
led IA, design and usability testing as Web Applications Manager at VCU
Libraries. She has presented nationally on Web topics, as well as published
in the Journal of Web Librarianship and CRLN.

Read an interview with Susan Teague Rector:

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that
participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The
class does not meet together at any particular times, although the
instructor may set up optional synchronous chat sessions. Instruction
includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation
is in an online forum environment.

You can register in this course through the first week of instruction. The
"Register" button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway,
which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to
use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants us to send
a billing statement or wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact
us by email to make arrangements: inquiries at

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. 218-260-6115
Fax 916-415-5446

inquiries at



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