Usability Testing and Instruction Librarians Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examines how librarians are experiencing usability testing and how their observations are influencing library instruction. A survey of instruction librarians illustrates how usability testing and library instruction are connected. Survey results prove that instruction librarians are involved in usability testing. Furthermore, their participation in usability studies has led instruction librarians to alter their instructional methods. An overwhelming majority changed one or more instructional tools as a result of usability testing, and many reported creating new instructional resources. The authors add their own insights as both instruction librarians and participants in usability testing. 2006 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Internet Reference Services Quarterly

author list (cited authors)

  • Graves, S., & Ruppel, M.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Graves, Stephanie||Ruppel, Margie

publication date

  • March 2007