Category Archives for UNC

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 | 2 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

Exporting page details from WordPress for a content review

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

Now that we’ve got a large chunk of the UNC Library site‘s content in WordPress, we’re working on setting up a system to do semi-annual content reviews. Before we can plan the review itself, we needed to be able to … Continue reading

18. December 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: HowTo, Libraries/Info Sci, UNC | Leave a comment

Redesign of the UNC Libraries’ website

Wednesday, September 4th 2013

Last month we debuted the completely overhauled UNC Libraries website at library.unc.edu. Roughly a year in the making, this is a huge step forward for the Library. Our old site was entirely hand-maintained pages, and included over 60,000 files (HTML, … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Tech, UNC | 2 comments

Defining what I do: What makes a technology emerging or disruptive?

Monday, December 3rd 2012

“I’m the Emerging Technologies Librarian at UNC.” “So what does that mean?” Every time I meet someone new at work, that’s how the conversation goes. My response usually consists of arm flailing and a disjointed summary of my duties. I’m … Continue reading

03. December 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Tech, UNC | 10 comments

Android’s App Inventor: Drag and Drop Programming

Sunday, August 15th 2010

It took a while, but Friday afternoon I finally got an invite to use Google’s App Inventor program. What is App Inventor? It’s Google’s attempt to simplify building apps for Android devices. Apps are built using a drag and drop … Continue reading

15. August 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech, UNC | Leave a comment

Barcode scanning: Closing the app gap

Monday, June 21st 2010

I still think a lot (some might say too much) about what libraries’ mobile presence should be like. I’m still mostly happy with the decision to make a webapp instead of an app, but every once in a while I … Continue reading

21. June 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Tech, UNC | 2 comments

Geolocation at ALA 2010!

Friday, June 18th 2010

As I’ve mentioned before, summer is often my most productive time of the year at work. Especially when it comes to special projects. Last summer I focused on developing a mobile site, and this summer I’m looking into the potential … Continue reading

18. June 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: ALA 2010, Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Tech, UNC | 4 comments

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