Empowering Librarians through User-Centered Design
ACRL 2009 Workshop Resources

Last updated: March 13, 2012 by E. Rogers

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  • Library as Place – Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space - http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub129/pub129.pdf
  • MyLibrary Manual - http://mylibrary.library.nd.edu/documentation/ch/index.html.  Part V – User-Centered Design - http://mylibrary.library.nd.edu/documentation/ch/pt05.html
  • Connor, E. (Ed.). (2007). Evidence-based Librarianship: Case studies and active learning exercises. Oxford, England: Chandos Publishing.
  • Cooper, A. (2004). The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity. Indianapolis, IN: Sams - Pearson Education.
  • Cooper, A., & Reimann, R. (2003). About Face 2.0 The Essentials of Interaction Design. New York: Wiley Publishing.
  • Link for books by Alan Cooper: http://www.cooper.com/insights/books/
  • Coppin, J., & Nelson, E. (2004). The art of inquiry: A depth psychological perspective. Auburn, CA: Treehenge Press.
  • Creswell, J. W. (2003). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Foster, N. F., & Gibbons, S. (Eds.). (2007). Studying students: The undergraduate research project at the University of Rochester. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.
  • Norman, D. A. (2004). Emotional Design. New York: Basic Books.
  • Link for books by Don Norman: http://www.jnd.org/
  • Pink, D. H. (2005). A whole new mind: Why right-brainers will rule the future. New York: Riverhead Books.
  • Reeb, B. (2008). Design Talk. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.


Data Collection and Analysis Techniques and Examples



  • Authorized training in the ethical principles and procedures for carrying out research involving human subjects by the NIH Office of Extramural Research is available on line at the following web site: http://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php


Learning Spaces


Learning Styles


Library-Related Resources



Library 2.0


Recent and Upcoming Presentations/Workshops, Etc.


Usability, User-Centered Design, People-Centered Design