Since today’s students are digital natives, they naturally expect more from an academic library website. Well-designed websites, virtual games, social networking as well as search engines are an integral part of their daily digital lives. Consequently, challenges faced during redesign of a library’s website are two-fold:
- Concepts of web usability must be applied. The website needs to be well organized and present its information and content in a user-friendly manner.
- The website needs to be visually appealing since it serves both as the virtual extension of the physical library, as well as a significant outreach tool promoting the Library’s and overall College’s reputation.
This poster describes the process of redesigning Leonard Lief Library’s website within a six-month timeframe. The following six steps are included:
- Wireframe design
- User Interface Design
- Website Launch and marketing
- Future Plans
Havelka, S., & Stevens, D., (2010, December 10) Poster Presentation: Brave New World: Redesigning Lehman College Library’s Website. ACRL-NY Annual Symposium 2010: Innovation by Design: Re-visioning the Library, New York, NY.