Colleen MacKinnon

User Experience and 1st Year Teaching & Learning Librarian (Librarian III)

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Colleen MacKinnon (she/her/hers)

Library Department Team: Teaching & Learning

Office: Schmon Tower 1128
Email: cmackinnon@brocku.ca
Chat: Connect on MS Teams

User Experience

As the User Experience (UX) Librarian, I work collaboratively with members across library departments on special projects that involve user engagement.  Employing user research methods such as usability testing, focus groups, participatory design, among others to help make evidence based decisions for design, function and engagement. In this role, I also manage the library website and work with a team of content editors across the library to ensure our website is up to date, useful and useable.

I recommend this quick read The User Experience of Libraries (Daniel Pshock), if you’re interested in learning more about this field of librarianship.

Teaching & Learning

As a member of the Teaching & Learning Department, my focus is on 1st year instruction across the curriculum.  This means I:

  • work with faculty to identify the appropriate means for integrating information literacy skills into 100 Level courses.
  • create and embed digital learning objects & library guides into the course LMS site.
  • visit individual classes as a guest speaker.
  • provide 1-1 research help to first year students.
  • teach research skills workshops in the Library.