Monday, March 31, 2008

Focus Group Input

Last summer, we conducted a series of three focus groups with interested adults. We presented a redesign of our adult website and asked for input. What a great group! Following is the information we gathered:

  • the majority go to the website to find library materials. Access to the catalog is of prime importance and
  • two secondary reasons for visiting the website are to find out about programs and to use the "locations and hours" button
We are using this information to drive the changes to the adult website. This is one of the reasons you are now seeing book covers on the home page! We will soon be rolling out a newly designed Locations and Hours page that provides greater functionality and information about your home library.

Your input and comments are welcome!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Welcome to the Arapahoe Library District Blog!

The purpose of this blog is to let you know about the changes being made to the website. Posts will be made on a regular basis, but probably not daily. The nifty thing about blogs is the ability to hear back from you!

At the end of each entry (or article) you will see a "comment" link. When you click on it, a new window opens with a box providing you input about changes being made.

As you can see from the home page, we've made some minor tweaks. Across the top you will see covers of materials. The News feed which used to provide national news is gone. We've replaced it with "Latest @ your library" which is news about ALD. Under the feature articles you will find "Programs & Events" where the latest programs and classes will be highlighted.

We hope you enjoy the interaction and the improvements that will occur this year!