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Program and Annual Meeting

Usability Testing for the Information Professional

WITH
Usability Lab Tour and Chapter Annual Meeting
Speakers: Dr. David Robins and Dr. Jason Holmes

Thursday, September 29, 2005
at Kent State University

  • 6:00-6:45 p.m. - Soup and Sandwich buffet at Kent Student Center Room 310
  • members $17 / students, retired, unemployed $15 / non-members $20
  • 7:00-7:30 p.m. - NORASIST annual business meeting in KSU Library Room 222
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m. - Program: Usability Testing for the Information Professional meeting/program only is free to members, students, retired, unemployed; $10 for others
  • 8:30-9:00 p.m. - Demonstration of Usability Lab at the School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University

Directions and registration form are below.

Come to this program to see how usability testing can help you, the information professional. Be one of the first to visit the recently-opened Usability Lab at the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science. Dr. Robins and Dr. Holmes are two of the key people in developing this new facility.

Dr. David Robins holds a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of North Texas. His research foci are information architecture, visual explanations of complex constructs, and user interaction with information systems. Much of his published work concerns users' interaction with information seeking structures. He has developed courses in information technologies, information architecture and knowledge management which integrate theory with real world application. Dr. Robins has given presentations in the U.S., Mexico and Denmark.

Dr. Jason Holmes is Chair Elect of NORASIST. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of North Texas. He is Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University. His specialties are information retrieval, data representation and sonification.


Map and directions are here.

From the North:
I-71 or I-77 or I-271 to I-480 east
  • I-480 becomes St. Rt. 14.
  • Stay on St. Rt. 14 into Streetsboro (Interstate map).
  • Take St. Rt. 43 south from Streetsboro to Kent (5 miles).
  • Stay on Rt. 43 to St. Rt. 59 (Haymaker Parkway).
  • Turn left onto St. Rt. 59.
  • At next traffic light, turn right onto South Water Street (still St. Rt. 43).
  • Turn left at first traffic light onto Summit Street.
  • Stay on Summit Street.
  • At 5th traffic light turn left onto Risman Drive.

From the South:
I-71 /I-77 to I-76 east (Interstate map) to St. Rt. 43 north, (exit 33)
  • Stay on St. Rt. 43 to St. Rt. 261 (less than 2 miles).
  • Turn right onto St. Rt. 261.
  • Turn left onto Campus Center Drive.
  • At stop sign, turn left onto Campus Center Drive West.
  • Proceed to next traffic light.
  • Go straight onto Risman Drive.

From the East:
Ohio Turnpike to exit 187
  • Take St. Rt. 14 to Streetsboro (Interstate map).
  • Take St. Rt. 43 south to Kent (5 miles).
  • Stay on Rt. 43 to St. Rt. 59 (Haymaker Parkway).
  • Turn left onto St. Rt. 59.
  • At next traffic light, turn right onto South Water Street (still St. Rt. 43).
  • Turn left at first traffic light onto Summit Street.
  • Stay on Summit Street.
  • At 5th traffic light turn left onto Risman Drive.
  • St. Rt. 59 to St. Rt. 261
  • Turn left on to St. Rt. 261
  • Go about 1 mile to traffic light at Summit Street.
  • Turn right onto Summit Street.
  • At 3rd traffic light turn right onto Risman Drive.
  • I-76 to St. Rt. 43 north (exit 33)
  • Stay on St. Rt. 43 to St. Rt. 261 (less than 2 miles).
  • Turn right onto St. Rt. 261.
  • Turn left onto Campus Center Drive.
  • At first stop sign, turn left onto Campus Center Drive West.
  • Proceed to next traffic light.
  • Go straight onto Risman Drive.

From the West:
I-76 to St. Rt. 43 north (exit 33)
  • Stay on St. Rt. 43 to St. Rt. 261 (less than 2 miles).
  • Turn right onto St. Rt. 261.
  • Turn left onto Campus Center Drive.
  • At first stop sign, turn left onto Campus Center Drive West.
  • Proceed to next traffic light.
  • Go straight onto Risman Drive.
  • Ohio Turnpike to exit 187
  • Take St. Rt. 14 to Streetsboro (Interstate map).
  • Take St. Rt. 43 south to Kent (5 miles).
  • Stay on St. Rt. 43 to St Rt. 59 (Haymaker Parkway).
  • Turn left onto St. Rt. 59.
  • At next traffic light, turn right onto South Water Street (still St. Rt. 43).
  • Turn left at first traffic light onto Summit Street.
  • Stay on Summit Street.
  • At 5th traffic light turn left onto Risman Drive.
  • St. Rt. 59 to St. Rt. 43 south
  • Turn right onto St. Rt. 43.
  • Turn left at first traffic light onto Summit Street.
  • Stay on Summit Street.
  • At 5th traffic light turn left onto Risman Drive. St. Rt. 261 to Campus Center Drive (1/4 mile past St. Rt. 43)
  • Turn left onto Campus Center Drive.
  • At stop sign, turn left onto Campus Center Drive West.
  • At traffic light, go straight onto Risman Drive.

Registration form

Usability Testing for the Information Professional and NORASIST annual meeting
Thursday, September 29, 2005
6 p.m. Buffet and Networking
7 p.m. Meeting and Program

_______ Buffet and Program
( ) Students, Retirees, Unemployed $15
( ) Members $17
( ) Nonmembers $20

_______ Meeting and Program only
( ) Members, Students, Retirees, Unemployed - free
( ) Non-members $10

Registration deadline is 1 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2005
Make Check Payable to NORASIST.

Send to NORASIST c/o Penny O'Connor

  • 4534 Grayton Road, Cleveland OH 44135-2324
  • Or e-mail pjo@earthlink.net
  • Or phone (216) 623-2932 at work, (216) 676-4859 at home (note: if calling on 9/26, use the home)




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