Technology & Trends presents "Bootstrap Basics for LibGuides 2.0: Accessibility and Dynamic Design for Libraries" Webinar

Presenters: Amanda R. Glenn-Bradley, User Engagement Librarian, UNC Asheville John Michael Bradley, Web Administrator, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Description: Let’s face it; web design can be intimidating, especially when you compound visual design with accessibility needs and requirements. LibGuides’ Bootstrap integration in the 2.0 platform opens up a whole new world of opportunities for dynamic web design that is not only visually appealing but is fully accessible as well. This webinar will cover the basics of what Bootstrap is and what it does for web design, as well as present an overview of what accessibility means and its importance in library web design. Participants will come away with an understanding of the functionality and applications of Bootstrap in their own work and of the role accessibility plays in user experience, engagement, and retention.
Amanda R. Glenn-Bradley is the User Engagement Librarian at D. Hiden Ramsey Library at UNC Asheville and coordinates the Creativity, Art, Fabrication, and Technology (CrAFT) Studio housed on the library’s lower level. Her academic passions of library instruction and the history of libraries as catalysts of social change in communities merge into one through her role at UNC Asheville; her job is equal parts instruction, reference, engagement, and makerculture. In NCLA, Amanda serves as the Chair of NRMT and as Director of the Technology and Trends (TNT) roundtable. She is a proud alumna of Mississippi State University (B.S. Horticulture - Floral Management), UNC Asheville (B.A. History), and UNC Greensboro (M.L.I.S., coursework concentration in Information Literacy & Instruction). Amanda enjoys writing a never-ending space opera, devouring pop culture in preparation for (one day) getting on Jeopardy, and being the the epitome of the extroverted librarian/makerspace wrangler. Follow Amanda on Twitter and Instagram @batgirlibrarian.
John Michael Bradley is the Web Administrator at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. He is a twice-over alum of Mississippi State University (B.S. Computer Science & M.S. Instructional Technology - Instructional Design). He is a veteran of the First Browser War, having worked in web development and design since 2004. John was part of the three-person team that created the first accessibility-minded version of the Mississippi State University website. Before coming to A-B Tech, he was the Web and Security Administrator at Haywood Community College. John plays the world’s smallest tuba (the alto horn) in the Smoky Mountain Brass Band, an instrument that both annoys the cats and lulls the dachshunds to sleep. He is also a recent electric car convert and can be found whooshing around town in a Nissan Leaf. Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @john_m_bradley.
…if you couldn’t already tell, we’re legally entangled with one another and have been since 2007. We live right outside of Asheville, North Carolina with our three rescue cats, two longhaired miniature dachshunds, and a leopard gecko. During our off time, we gallivant around Appalachia on our mountain bikes, enjoy the thriving food and beverage scene in Asheville, and work on our podcast The GBs Take On. Follow us on Twitter @TheGBsTakeOn!
Registration: This webinar is free and open to all, but does require registration. Please register at by 5pm on Tuesday, May 15th if you would like to attend. We’ll send out access links the evening before the webinar. A recording will be available afterward.
Questions? Please contact me (chaefele [at] email [dot] unc [dot] edu) or Julie Raynor (julie [dot] raynor [at] highpointnc [dot] gov).

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (All day)