Category Archives for Libraries/Info Sci

Thoughts and selected news updates on the Library Science/Information Science field(s)

Amazon Echo: The Case for Voice Commands

Monday, July 27th 2015

Windows 10 is almost upon us, just over a day away as I write. Among other new features, I’ve seen article after article talking about the integration of voice controls into Win10. Has their time finally arrived? For a long, … Continue reading

27. July 2015 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | 1 comment

Your Content Management Strategy Can Save Lives

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

My headline is an exaggeration, but only a slight one. Bear with me: Last night at about 11PM there were two armed robberies on campus in quick succession. (Nobody was hurt, thankfully!) UNC has an elaborate campus alert system called … Continue reading

23. July 2015 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Tech, UNC | Leave a comment

My Book: WordPress for Libraries

Friday, July 17th 2015

I’m extremely excited to point out that in a little under a month my book will be available! WordPress for Libraries is written to be an introductory guide to WordPress that assumes no prior knowledge. If you’ve ever wanted to … Continue reading

17. July 2015 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Publications | Leave a comment

10 Years Later: What 2004 Predicted For The Internet Of 2014

Monday, December 8th 2014

This blog turns 10 later this month. I’m no longer nearly as prolific a writer as I was back then, but I’m still kind of amazed that I’ve kept at it this long. Among other things since then: I got … Continue reading

08. December 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: HP Updates, Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Tech | Leave a comment

From Exposition to Resolution: Looking at User Experience as a Narrative Arc

Thursday, November 20th 2014

The nice people at Optimal Workshop asked me to write a guest post over at their blog. It’s all about mapping the narrative arc onto a user’s journey through a website, an area I’ve been turning over in my head … Continue reading

20. November 2014 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2014: My Session is Available Online

Friday, September 19th 2014

Earlier this summer I gave a talk with Emily King at ALA 2014 in Las Vegas: Focusing on the Big Picture: Re-Imagining the Library Website. The session was recorded, and the audio and slides are now available online to conference … Continue reading

19. September 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Presentations | Leave a comment

Usability testing with Optimal Workshop

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

Usability testing is one of the best parts of my job. I love hearing from users about how they interact with the library’s website and then figuring out what we can change to better meet their needs. The dark side … Continue reading

09. July 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Reviews, Tech, UNC | 3 comments

ALA 2014: My two WordPress presentations

Thursday, June 12th 2014

After a couple years off, I’m returning to ALA’s annual conference this year. I’m obviously excited to see colleagues and the Vegas sights, but I’m also looking forward to my two presentations there. If you’d like to come hear about … Continue reading

12. June 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Presentations, UNC | 2 comments

My presentations from Computers in Libraries 2014

Friday, April 11th 2014

I was fortunate enough to have two presentations accepted at Computers in Libraries this year in DC. As always I’m not sure if my slides make much sense without my accompanying narration, but I’m happy to answer questions about them. … Continue reading

11. April 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Presentations, Tech, UNC | Leave a comment

Semi-Automatic Chat: Speeding up reference questions in Pidgin

Monday, March 17th 2014

This is an expanded write-up of a lightning talk I presented at the 2014 LAUNC-CH conference: Semi-Automatic Chat: Using a Library of Common Responses to Speed Up Chat Sessions from chaefele Some background: We answer reference questions via chat at … Continue reading

17. March 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Presentations, Tech, UNC | 7 comments

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