Lynn Silipigni Connaway to present keynote at Bibliostar 2016 conference - Milan, Italy
Dr. Connaway and others have conducted research in our User Studies theme that brings to light the need for libraries to become embedded in the lifestyles of their users and potential users, especially in an environment where libraries are only one among many places to get information. In the session, Dr. Connaway will highlight user studies research completed during the past 12 years and summarize a recent report that builds on findings from this work to emphasize the need for libraries to develop a plan for integrating the library into the life of the user. This ongoing research provides the library community with behavioral evidence about individuals’ perceptions, habits, and requirements. In turn, this evidence can support the efforts of libraries to design services around user expectations that have been influenced by consumer technologies and evolving research and learning environments.