Usable Library of the Week – Westerville Public Library

This week’s usable library is:

Westerville Public Library, Ohio

What I like:

  • Integrated “Global Search” across site and collections – try searching “Storytime” to see both events and books
  • Suggest-as-you-type feature in search – can easily get to items without viewing full search results
  • Overview  page under “Books, Movies, and More” allows users to easily browse across collections
  • Meet the Experts links: asking a librarian is easy and non-intimidating
Westerville PL search detail

Westerville PL search detail

Westerville PL Meet the Experts

Westerville PL Meet the Experts

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One thought on “Usable Library of the Week – Westerville Public Library

  1. Thanks very much for the mention of Westerville’s new website! In the near future we will be contextualizing our Experts search even further, so that the picture of the appropriate subject expert comes up in the context of a search (in addition to a link to that expert, as occurs now).

    We are also encouraging our expert staff to open quasi-personal social media accounts, providing multiple points of entry into our system built around areas of interest.

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