Library Website Improvements for 11/6/14

Library Website Improvements for 11/6/14
Spencer Lamm
November 6, 2014

We continue to make improvements to all of our online tools, including our website. This week we've changed the display of library hours and we've made it easier to find a library staff member. Read on for details.

Accessing Library Hours

Most people looking for library hours want information about a specific date, which our initial layout made more difficult than necessary. To improve that, we did two things. We moved the hours calendar to the top of the main hours page. We also took the information about the normal term hours and placed that on its own page. Our next hours project is to work on improving their display on mobile devices. Keep an eye out for announcements!

New placement of the hours calendar:

New page for normal term hours:

Searching the Library Staff List

The website's alphabetical library staff list is lengthy so we improved access by implementing a search tool for that page. Start entering any part of a name and the tool will dynamically begin filtering results. Click the reset button to start over. Like the rest of the staff list, this tool works on a variety of devices. 

Staff search example:

A Note About Website Feedback

Feedback about the new website has slowed significantly so we have taken the feedback image off of the main page of the site. This doesn't mean we aren't still seeking your feedback. If you have comments or suggestions or if you've found an issue you can access our feedback form via our contact page.