Agenda for Wednesday 9/16

Great news!
Tonya from White Whale will be able to meet with us next Wednesday at our regularly scheduled meeting time. I have changed the meeting location to Lib 221. Hope this works for everyone – this opportunity to meet with WW/Tonya came up rather suddenly. Thanks for arranging this, Ian!

Agenda
Information Architecture discussion with Tonya from WW

So that we can dedicate the full meeting to this topic, I propose that we vote on the One-Blog readiness at our Thursday meeting.

Please post suggestions for questions we’d like to ask Tonya about the site IA in the comments section of this post.

5 thoughts on “Agenda for Wednesday 9/16

  1. Ian McBride

    Tonya’s going to be bouncing around to a lot of different meetings during her visit and we do need to respect her time. Joe and I talked today and there are other meetings at the same time as this one where her presence has been requested. For now, the plan is for her to attend our group’s meeting on Wednesday, but we should have something to talk about. If we haven’t come up with a list of questions by the end of the day tomorrow, it was our feeling that Tonya’s time would be better spent elsewhere.

    To get us started, here are some of the topics I recall us discussing with regard to information architecture:

    1. Should we have a Quick Link to LIS on the home page, or the Library, or Technology, or the Library & Technology?

    2. Under Offices & Services, is LIS redundant?

    3. How to we integrate the Music Library & Armstrong Library?

    4. How do we integrate subject guides, liaisons and other resources?

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  2. Jess Isler

    I wonder if we really need to get Tonya’s input to answer these questions? I personally think we can figure them out on our own… while I think it wouldn’t hurt to have her perspective, I suspect maybe having her involved was proposed when we were feeling less empowered to make these determinations. In our new, emboldened state (post-Recs Doc approval), I think we may feel more secure about making these decisions on our own. And, as you say, her time may be better spent elsewhere… But that’s just me!

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  3. Carrie Macfarlane

    Good idea for us to discuss! Even though I’m sure WW has looked through the site extensively, I think it might be a good idea for us to meet with Tonya not only to get some feedback but also to give her a sense of what LIS content we think could be meshed with other content on the College site. That might help her and the rest of WW as they consider the IA of the rest of the site?

    We could present the questions Ian suggested along with the tentative answers we’ve discussed, and see what she thinks of our tentative answers. That would give us an additional, valuable perspective on our issues and give her a firsthand look at LIS stuff that might be useful in other parts of the College site.

    How about something like this?

    1. Should we have a Quick Link to LIS on the home page, or the Library, or Technology, or the Library & Technology?
    ==>We’re leaning toward 2 links (library and technology). At least, that’s what I think we’re leaning toward.

    2. Under Offices & Services, is LIS redundant?
    ==>Probably not. Good to have multiple access points.

    3. How to we integrate the Music Library & Armstrong Library?
    ==>LIS landing page and blog. Link from content about locations and hours, and from content about collections and services (loaner equipment, research assistance, displays, etc.). At least, this is what I’m thinking of!

    4. How do we integrate subject guides, liaisons and other resources?
    ==>LIS landing page and blogs (link for contact info). Library page (links for resources and research assistance). Other pages on the College site too, for example departmental pages with links to resources.

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  4. Elin

    If at all possible in light of the other demands on her time, I would welcome Tonya’s perspective, expertise and insight into the questions raised above. Her perspective on the presence of LIS in the larger college site can help inform our next steps – and our perspective can also help inform WW’s next steps. If we have to prioritize our questions, I think we need to ask Q#1, then Q#4 if time allows.
    1. Should we have a Quick Link to LIS on the home page, or the Library, or Technology, or the Library & Technology?
    4. How do we integrate LIS subject guides, liaisons and other resources? I would also add LIS services to this question.
    Even if we take just 1/2 hour of WW time…I think it would be time well spent for both WW, the college make-over effort and the team.
    Elin (sent from home – sorry – was not logged in)

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  5. Barbara

    I don’t want to give up our opportunity to meet Tanya!
    I thought maybe she’s be able to give us pointers for the IA of a library page and the LIS landing page. For the library page – which I think is Carrie/Bryan’s plus Barbara/Mike for the portal part, I think there are good examples, e.g.
    http://library.williams.edu/
    I’d like her opinion.

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