On Friday, September 27th, Library UX held a coffee chat at pHlour Bakery & Cafe. This month's chat was about assessing library instruction, and ethnographic methods.
The July 12 coffee chat at the Spoke and Bird South Loop was a discussion on evaluating library spaces. These informal coffee chats are designed to allow attendees to talk through the emerging needs at their library, and learn from the experiences of others.
This event was held at the Off Color Brewing's Mousetrap Taproom (1460 N Kingsbury) on April 25th at 6:00 pm and was a discussion of the book So You Want to Talk About Race by Seattle-based writer and activist Ijeoma Oluo.
In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.
LibUX Chicago held a book club discussion on December 13th at On Tour Brewing.
Data Feminism is an open source publication about inclusive data collection. This was an in-depth discussion about feminist principles in data collection. LibUX Chicago used this discussion to review the initial draft of the book and provide feedback before official publication.
The book and chapter descriptions can be found here: https://bookbook.pubpub.org/data-feminism
Library UX Chicago held our annual year-end event on Friday, December 15 from 1pm-4pm at DePaul University's Richardson Library. This year we experimented with a slightly new format for the event; in addition to our annual lightning talks, we set aside time to workshop project ideas.
Library UX Chicago: Year Three, Elizabeth Edwards
As in previous years, we held lightning talks so people could share their work or present on a topic related to user experience, assessment, or design in libraries.
Testing Microcopy, Emma Boettcher, University of Chicago
Display of Archival Collections in EXPLORE Chicago Collections, Kate Flynn, University of Illinois-Chicago
Deck the Halls: Getting Our Message into Students' Residential Life, Janet Olson, Northwestern University
Learning from Indigenous Studies Scholars, Gina Petersen and Scott Garton, Northwestern University
Service Design: A Team Approach to Continuous Improvement, Kimberly Shotick and Katie Ediger, Illinois Institute of Technology
Railslibraries info Redesign: Post-go-live User Research and Tweaks, Brian Smith, RAILS
After our lightning talks, we broke into groups to discuss your ideas, projects, challenges, or works-in-progress.
Happy hour plans are being developed and will be announced by email to the Library UX Chicago Google Group and in person at the event.