This email is an invitation to participate in the DLF Assessment Interest Group’s (DLF AIG) working group on User Experience in 2019. 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.


User Experience in 2019  

The overall purpose of the group is to build tools and knowledge and develop guidelines and best practices for us abilities studies and user experience in digital libraries.  In 2018 the group finished up work on best practices for Personas, created a draft on Journey Mapping in digital libraries and a document to help navigate accessibility guidelines.



User Experience Goals for 2019

For 2019 the group is going to work on a survey to gauge the DLF community’s needs relating to User Experience, developing success criteria for user experience initiatives, working on resources for where to start with user experience, and connecting the group more with national and international user experience groups.


How can you participate?  

The User Experience group meets once a month on the last Friday of the month. Members are expected to spend at least two hours a month on group work.


To sign up please join the Google Group, post something to introduce yourself, and send an email to Joy M. Perrin ([log in to unmask]) so that your name and email can be added to the monthly meeting.


For questions about the larger DLF Assessment Interest Group, contact the DLF AIG co-leaders, Sara Rubinow [log in to unmask] and Santi Thompson [log in to unmask].


Thank you for participating in the DLF AIG!


Joy M. Perrin on behalf of the User Experience Working group.

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