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Most redesigns involve exhaustive plans, dense reports, and thorough documentation of site requirements. When the website is perfected, this brand-new site is rolled out to users. This is often a lengthy process. The principals of Agile development champion interactions over processes, working software over comprehensive documentation and responding to change over following a plan. These methods encourage small, iterative changes on a rapid development and delivery cycle. This allows developers to respond to needs more quickly and decreases the cognitive load on users while allowing them to more easily adapt to change. Get tips for making a case for library websites to adopt Agile practices —small improvements through iterative changes allow users to adapt and increase user satisfaction.

Original broadcast February 4, 2015

Instructor Bio ~ Tammy Wolf

Tammy Allgood Wolf is currently an Associate Librarian and the Manager of Discovery Services at Arizona State University Libraries. She is responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation, and assessment of policies, practices and technologies designed to enhance information discovery and sharing.

Among other things, Tammy is responsible for designing and maintaining the ASU Libraries web site as well as many other internal and external library interfaces. Tammy was the Project Manager of the online game, Axl Wise and the Information Outbreak, created by the Fletcher Library Game Project and assists with the platform for the popular, The Library Channel, podcast and video series. Tammy is also a huge Drupal fan and administers the ASU Libraries’ installation of Summon, the Library One Search. Tammy currently conducts web usability research and chairs the ASU Libraries Web Services Advisory Board. Education: M.S., Information Science (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); B.A., History, Cum Laude (University of Arizona).

Tammy has published articles, book chapters and conference proceedings with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Library Technology Reports, LOEX, and Reference Services Review. She has been an invited speaker and presenter at numerous national conferences, including the Internet Librarian, Computers in Libraries, Special Libraries Association (SLA), American Library Association’s Annual (ALA) Conference, Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), and others. She also participated in the very first presentation at DrupalCon about Drupal in libraries.