MetLib Conference: 2011

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Project Summary

Design and develop a conference website for working library professionals

My Role

  • Information Architecture
  • Web Design
  • Web Development

An Event to Remember

Every year, the Metropolitan Libraries Association holds an international conference for Library professionals. In 2011, that conference was held at Queens Library. While working in the library's Marketing department, our team was tasked with creating a variety of promotional materials, including a website where visitors would also be able to register for the conference. The responsibility of the site's design and development fell to me.

Typically, event websites need to do two things: provide a platform for registration, and provide up-to-date information on scheduled events. The design challenge was working those goals into a presentation that reflected the character of the event. Our team took an “information-first” approach to structuring the site, laying out the details of what information was being offered, and then deciding on the best way to convey that to visitors. Once the content had been accounted for, the design quickly fell into place. And we were able to have a lot of fun and flexibility with it.

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