EVALUATING THE CONTENT OF YOUR LIBRARYíS HOMEPAGE
Date & Time
Tuesday, October 14
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration starts at 8:45 a.m.
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building - Electronic Classroom
2111 Snow Road
Non-library staff from member's organizations
Fee includes materials
Deadline: October 7
The first step in creating a great library homepage is NOT to buy an HTML textbook and start tagging text. Itís to take a critical look at what information you want to provide for patrons and staff, organize it for the Web environment, and design Web pages that load quickly. If you already have a homepage, you might not have spent a lot of time thinking about content when you first built it. Now may be the time to re-evaluate your web presence to see if it is really as effective as it can be. If you are just getting ready to plan your homepage, learn how you can organize the content so patrons get maximum benefit. Wherever you are in the process, this hands-on lecture/laboratory can help!
Gail Junion Metz
is a well-known Internet trainer across the United States and Canada. She is the author of K-12 Resources on the Internet (Library Solutions Press, 1996) and co-author of Using the WWW and Creating Homepages (Neal-Schuman, 1996). She is president of her own training firm, Information Age Consultants, and writes the "Surf For" column for School Library Journal.
Anyone responsible for creating content for any part of their library homepage, even if they are not doing the HTML work.
Create a homepage that works best for patrons and takes advantage of the Webís unique features
Design or redesign your website so that it works best as an informational resource, teaching tool, and user-friendly place
How to interlink individual Web pages to achieve different information access for patrons
Designing for the Web: How it differs form creating a paper publication
Tips to help you limit the size, placement and content of graphics for maximum impact an fastest loading time
Using hypertext links to make documents shorter and easier for patrons to read