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The library building will be closed starting May 11th through August for renovations. Library services will remain available during this time. Please contact library@delval.edul with any questions.

Designing a New Library Website

This guide is intended to document the process of the 2018 library website redesign.

Layout Testing

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Student and Faculty Feedback

The Winner


The Library's catalog includes more than just books. Which one of the following labels do you think best describes it?

Book/DVD Catalog

Find books

Find books and more

Library catalog

We offer a variety of online services which include full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. What would you call such a page?

Database A-Z Lists

Database List

Electronic resources

Find articles

We create web pages for each of the classes we help which include useful databases, government information, websites, etc. What would you call such a page?

Assignment guides


Research guides

Research starters

Faculty often put books and photocopies on hold at the Circulation desk for students in their classes to read. Which one of the following labels do you think best describes it?

Class reserves

Course reserves


Textbooks in the library

If you would like to use an article the Library does not own, we can borrow it from another library. Which one of the following labels do you think best describes this service?

Interlibrary Loan

Borrow from another Library

Request a book or article

Document delivery

What term on the library website do you prefer if you need help citing your references?

Citing your sources

Create bibliography

How to cite

Works cited help

Optimal Workshop

Most of the testing done was through the tools in the Optimal Workshop suite, particularly Chalkmark and OptimalSort. 

Card Sorting

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