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Emily Singley
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Why are so many academic libraries turning to "bento-box" search display?  http://emilysingley.net/to-bento-or-not-to-bento-displaying-search-results/
Many academic institutions – including my own – have moved to a “bento-box” style search result display: a single search box that returns side-by-side results from multiple library sea…
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This month's usable library is the Baldwin Public Library in Michigan.  Recently redesigned! http://emilysingley.net/usable-library-of-the-month-baldwin-public-library-mi/
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This month's Usable Library features the newly redesigned University of Toronto web site.  http://emilysingley.net/usable-library-of-the-month-university-of-toronto/
This month's usable library is: University of Toronto What I like: New site launched in May, 2015.  For a comparison, see old site snapshot at the Internet Archive. Search upgraded from tabbed to s...
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April's usable library highlights services for faculty at a small academic library http://emilysingley.net/usable-library-of-the-month-saint-marys-college-of-maryland/
This month's usable library is: Saint Mary's College of Maryland What I like: Prominent single search box on homepage with tagline "find better answers in the library's collections" Clean, mobile-f...
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Preliminary findings from the "Research confession booth" - presented at Designing For Digital conference last week in Austin, TX. http://emilysingley.net/they-love-the-library-and-google-too-findings-from-the-research-confession-booth/
Last week my colleague Odile Harter and I presented at Designing For Digital, a library UX conference.  We shared preliminary findings from our ongoing user study we call the “Research Confession B...
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This month's usable library is Emory University.  I love their Library Simplified FAQs - check them out! http://emilysingley.net/usable-library-of-the-month-emory-university/
This month's usable library is: Emory University Library What I like: Solves the problem of upper right search box confusion with a dropdown menu. Mobile friendly Excellent Library Simplified tutor...
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This month's usable library is the newly redesigned Boston College's website http://emilysingley.net/usable-library-of-the-month-boston-college/
This month’s usable library is: Boston College Library What I like: Newly redesigned, fully responsive site uses LibGuides CMS Search results returned in “bento-box” style, with a…
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This month's Usable Library is Luther College.  Good looking, responsive site, with lots of embedded information literacy! http://emilysingley.net/usable-library-of-the-month-luther-college/
This month's usable library is: Luther College, Iowa What I like: Easy to understand, jargon-free explanations for Finding Primary Sources, Evaluating Internet sites, Check for print or Electronic ...
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This month's Usable Library is Malden Public Library's newly redesigned site http://emilysingley.net/usable-library-of-the-month-malden-public-library/
This month's usable library is: Malden Public Library, MA What I like: Recently redesigned site - big improvement over previous site Responsive, mobile-friendly Good use of WordPress Nice integrati...
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This month's Usable Library is all about accessibility: http://emilysingley.net/usable-library-of-the-month-stratford-public-library/
This month's usable library is: Stratford Public Library, Ontario What I like: Accessibility options at the top of every page include "change contrast" and "accessibility feedback" Responsive, mobi...
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Great library UX conference in Austin this past week.  http://emilysingley.net/report-from-designing-4-digital-a-library-ux-conference/
This week I attended Designing For Digital, a new library UX conference held in Austin, TX.  The brainchild of Judy Siegel and Bonnie Tijerina, D4D aims to: "educate and expose library and informat...
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This month's Usable Library is the newly redesigned Houston Public Library site. http://emilysingley.net/usable-library-of-the-month-houston-public-library/
This month's usable library is: Houston Public Library What I like: Newly redesigned!  Compare to the previous site (Internet Archive snapshot.) Accessible, mobile, responsive design Breadcrumbs fo...
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  • Boston College
    Head Librarian, Systems & Applications, 2015 - present
  • Harvard University
    Systems Librarian II, 2013 - 2015
  • Southern New Hampshire University
    Systems/Reference Librarian, 2011 - 2013
  • Curry College
    Technical Services Supervisor, 2008 - 2011
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Exeter - Colorado Springs - Minneapolis - Chicago - Vermont
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  • Northwestern University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Simmons College
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