This email is an invitation to participate in the DLF Assessment Interest Group’s (DLF AIG) working group on
UX in 2020. There is more information about the group below, but first, a few words about participating in DLF AIG.
The only requirement for participation in a DLF AIG working group is a willingness to dig in and devote a small part of your time contributing to the tools, methods, and body of knowledge on digital library
assessment. Attendance at the DLF forum is not a requirement for participation in any of the working groups. Additionally, if your institution is not a DLF member, you can still participate.
UX in 2020
There is a need in the digital library UX community for high-impact UX practices that help grow UX maturity and assistant practitioners in advocating for more resources and buy-in
from their institutions.
The overall purpose of the group is to support UX practitioners working in digital libraries.
Last year the group completed a survey that identified some needs of the UX community, and an assessment of UX success criteria.
You can read more about our group on our
UX Goals for 2020
To support UX practitioners by:
Incorporating UX research and design methods into staff members daily work
Exploring development of a UX mentorship program through DLF.
To reach these goals we need people willing to put their effort towards design and getting a mentorship program off the ground, and brainstorm ways to support practitioners
How can you participate?
Are you a potential mentor? Participate to help us make this program work.
Are you a potential mentee? Participate to help build a program that would meet your needs
Having problems getting buy-in with your administration? Help us help others solve these problems.
The group meets once a month on the last Friday at 1pm Central. See google group for details.
Time commitment is about 30 minutes a week.
To participate email me directly, or go to the
For questions about the larger DLF Assessment Interest Group, contact the DLF AIG co-leaders, Sara Rubinow
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and Santi Thompson [log in to unmask].
Thank you for participating in the DLF AIG!
Joy M. Perrin
DLF AIG UX Lead
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