Welcome to the New Website!

Posted on: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 2:05pm

Western Libraries is happy to present a new library website just in time for Fall Quarter 2010. The new site went live on September 20th.

During the past year, the library has conducted interviews, surveys, usability testing, and other user research to get a better understanding of the types of problems people had when using the library website. We also heard comments from the recent LibQual survey saying the site was too text-heavy, had too many links, and that it was difficult to navigate to specific content.

As a library, we also knew that the website was not doing a good enough job of putting our best foot forward, or marketing who we are and what we are becoming. So, following up on a strategic plan goal to improve our web presence, we engaged students, faculty, and staff in usability studies and feel we have created a website that people will love. 

With a more modern and streamlined look, easier navigation, more news and graphics and the potential for more user interaction, we hope the new website will be a significant improvement over the previous.

You may notice some issues on lower level pages during the transition. We are continuing to improve the site so we ask for your patience. Please let us know if you come across any major problems or if you have any feedback for us.

Please click on the following thumbnails to get a glimpse of some of the new functionality... better yet, take a look around the new site and let us know what you think.

 The New Home Page
 The New Materials List  The Staff Directory