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Web Advisory Group

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Charge:
The Web Advisory Group (WAG) convenes to advise, educate, collaborate, coordinate, gather input, and propose changes to the public facing Library website. The website includes not just the Drupal web pages, but also the web services, e.g., OskiCat, Databases A-Z, Discovery etc.

  • Oversee all public facing web pages, including content review and updates on a regular schedule for assured accuracy.
  • Think creatively and forwardly about the face of UC Berkeley Libraries on the web.
  • Communicate with other groups, e.g., Discovery team, regularly as development decisions can impact their work and to provide feedback on web user interface issues.
  • Review and implement minor changes to all public facing Library web services, e.g., OskiCat, Databases A-Z.
  • Review and refer to the Public Services Council, policy suggestions and major changes to all public facing Library web services, e.g., OskiCat, Databases A-Z.
  • Propose priorities of web changes and enhancements to Public Services Council.
  • Develop policies, procedures, standards and guidelines for the website in concert with campus and University of California System policies, e.g., ADA compliance.
  • Ensure ongoing evolution and viability of the Library website.
  • Recommend areas for usability testing and review testing results to determine next steps.
  • Define new tools to enhance user productivity and enable easy compliance with procedures and standards developed.
  • Create task groups to pull in additional Library staff and users for input on specific issues.
  • Update the UC Berkeley Library community regularly of website changes.

Membership:
Term: Committee members will serve for two years. Appointments are staggered so that half of the committee turns over every June.

Committee year: July - June.
To provide input from all shareholders, the Web Advisory Group will include representation from:

Public Services Council
each Subject Council
Technical Services (Catalog Dept./Acquisitions Dept.)
Library IT
Instruction Services
East Asian Library
The Bancroft Library
The Affiliated Libraries
Library Communications

AUL Liaisons:
Elizabeth Dupuis, Senior Associate University Librarian for Educational Initiatives, User Services, and Strategic Projects and Director of Doe, Moffitt and the Subject Specialty Libraries
Salwa Ismail, Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Information Technology

Chair:
David Eifler, Social Sciences Council (term ends 2021)

Roster:

Kristina Bush, Instructional Services Division (2022)
Joe Cera , Affiliated Libraries (2022)
Manuel Erviti, Arts & Humanities Council (term ends 2021)
Lynne Grigsby, Library Web Manager (ex officio)
Jesse Loesberg, Library Communications Office (ex officio)
Becky Miller, Sciences Council (2022)
Yuko Okuba, East Asian Library (2022)
Ute Rupp, Cataloging and Metadata Services (2022)
Jami Smith, Public Services Council (2022)

Lee Anne Titangos, The Bancroft Library (2022)
Lisa Weber, Library Webmaster (ex officio)

Meeting schedule:
Second Tuesday, 11:00am - 12:00pm, 289 Doe Annex (Library IT conference room)

E-mail list:
wag[@lists.berkeley.edu]

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