Usability and the Mobile Web Book

For the last year, I have been working on a manuscript for ALA TechSource. I have received word from my editor, Patrick Hogan, that my manuscript has been approved for production.

This LITA Guide, entitled (for now) Usability and the Mobile Web, examines mobile usability testing for library websites. I firmly believe that usability is necessary for the success of a library’s website. It provides evidence on how well the site works from its most important component: its users.

This LITA Guide will provide an outline of what usability is, the differences between mobile sites, apps, and hybrids, and how to conduct a mobile usability test.

There are some CUNY librarians that have been immensely helpful in writing this guide, based on our informal and formal conversations on mobile library websites and apps. You should take a look at their blogs for some of the amazing work that they do!

Monica Berger

Robin Camille Davis

Stephen Francoeur

Stefanie Havelka

Steve Ovadia

Maura Smale

Allie Verbovetskaya

Darrow Wood

Stephen Zweibel

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