Do you work in IT, Marketing, or Strategic Communications at a college or university? Do you pull your hair out and/or want to run screaming out of the room anytime you have to collaborate with your campus library (or libraries) on their website? Do your eyes roll back into your head every time your campus library folks tell you that their website “is different”?
I feel your pain. But I feel your library’s pain, too.
I am presenting on this topic in just over a week at the 2014 OmniUpdate User Training Conference in Anaheim, California (my session is Tuesday, March 11th, at 1:15pm…when everyone is full and sleepy from a big lunch).
How to Generate Buy-In and Excitement from Your Campus Library
Is your campus library concerned that OU Campus can’t meet its needs? As the Systems Librarian in charge of administering CSU Fullerton’s Pollak Library website and as a member of the task force that developed the campus-wide OU Campus look and feel, Colleen understands multiple different perspectives. Learn how Colleen generated library buy-in through a comprehensive training plan, through the use of third-party APIs and widgets, and by treating the website like a newsroom. In this session, Colleen will discuss how to use OU Campus to address your library’s culture and special needs.
I need your help!
I would love to hear and share your specific frustrations and challenges, so that I can anticipate and address these concerns in my presentation and help other highered web folk overcome these obstacles. I won’t share your name or your insitution’s name unless you specifically give me persmission to do so. Just your comments, anonymously attributed. You can submit these to me via:
- the Comments section on this post (use an alias if you want to stay anonymous),
- by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org,
- via Twitter (DM or publicly message me @colleengreene).
I will share these all in another post after the conference, and perhaps I can help you understand how better to generate buy-in and understanding from your campus library.
Creative Commons licensed image courtesy of Flickr user jonwatson.