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Announcing the Fall 2022 Issue of Weave UX 🎉
Posted by Scott W. H. Young on 2022-10-31

The latest issue of Weave—Volume 5, Issue 2—is now available on our website: https://journals.publishing.umich.edu/weaveux/issue/188/info/We’re pleased to share the following articles in this issue:Snippets, subject lines, and exclamation points: A case study in constructing better library emails, by Robin C. Davis, Mia Partlow, Dawn Pearce, and Silvia SheffieldEmail is a critical touchpoint in [...]

A New Editorial Team for Weave
Posted by Scott W. H. Young on 2022-09-27

I’m writing this news post to share two updates about the journal’s editorial team. First, we wish a fond farewell to Camille Thomas, who is moving on after 3 years as senior editor for scholarly submissions. Camille will be missed, but she leaves us in great shape as we form a new team.That takes us to our second update: Denise Quintel and Susan Montgomery are joining our editorial team as [...]

Join the Weave Editorial Board
Posted by Scott W. H. Young on 2022-09-27

Weave is currently seeking new members for our editorial board. Read more below about the position and how to apply:OverviewWeave: Journal of Library User Experience has an active, collaborative, highly engaged editorial board. Like all positions at Weave, board members are volunteers and work remotely from anywhere in the world.Board members take on a variety of tasks to support the continued [...]

Editor-in-chief update, Summer 2022
Posted by Scott W. H. Young on 2022-08-10

New leadership for Weave As you might have heard, our Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Blakiston stepped away from libraries to pursue a career improving government digital services. Because of this, she also ended her term with Weave. She will still be working in the UX field as a Senior UX Researcher for Ad Hoc beginning June 30. We wish her the best and thank her for all she’s done to further UX [...]

Announcing spring 2022 issue
Posted by Rebecca Blakiston on 2022-04-29

We're please to announce that Weave volume 5, issue 1 is out!Getting Real Close: What a Diary Study Can Do For Your Libraryby Barbara Heindl and Romy HilbrichDiary studies are a powerful technique that allow us to deepen our understanding of the authentic, day-to-day experiences of the people we serve. Soon before the pandemic, librarians at the Berlin State Library conducted a diary [...]

Call for peer reviewers and book reviewers
Posted by Rebecca Blakiston on 2022-03-04

Weave: Journal of Library User Experience is seeking library and UX experts to serve as peer reviewers and book reviewers. See more information about Weave, including our editorial philosophy. Applications are ongoing, but we will give priority consideration to applications received by April 4, 2022. Please review specific application requirements below:Peer Reviewer PoolPeer reviewers [...]

Weave farewells and welcomes 👋
Posted by Rebecca Blakiston on 2022-01-12

We have a few leadership updates to announce for 2022.Fond farewellsLisa Gayhart served as Board Chair for three years. Under her leadership, we held our first Weave Town Hall and Authors Chat. She led the search for our copyeditor and appointed three new board members. Lisa has steered the ship and kept an engaged board even when the positions are volunteer, remote, and happening during a global [...]

Support Weave on Giving Tuesday
Posted by Rebecca Blakiston on 2021-11-29

Donate: Every Dollar HelpsAn affiliate of the CLIR nonprofit, Weave relies on donations to continue publishing peer-reviewed research articles, professional writing, and columns on library user experience (UX) research. Our journal will always remain open access and freely available to all. Donating even a small amount will go a long way toward helping us achieve and expand our mission to support [...]

Announcing fall 2021 issue
Posted by Rebecca Blakiston on 2021-11-16

We're pleased to announce that volume 4, issue 2 is out!In this issue, authors discuss how they're building empathy and understanding for segments of their audience in order to serve them better. We hope these examples inspire you to create evidence-based, data-informed personas to identify priorities and improvements to your own services.Using UX Personas to Improve GIS and Data [...]

Welcome new editors!
Posted by Rebecca Blakiston on 2021-10-20

We're excited to introduce you to our two new editors for Weave! Berika Williams, Scholarly Submissions Berika is our new Assistant Editor. She joins Camille Thomas and Scott Young to form our Scholarly Submissions team.Berika is Emerging Technologies and Web Librarian at Tufts University where she specializes in content strategy, IA, and UX research. She leads their UX efforts as well as [...]

Join us for our first Authors Chat
Posted by Rebecca Blakiston on 2021-10-11

Hi everyone,We're trying something new, and you're invited! Join us for our first Weave Authors Chat, October 19, 5-6pm EDT.Authors from our Spring issue will join us for an hour of conversation, networking, and more. Topics include:Implementing Universal Design for Learning Elements in the Online Learning Materials of a First-Year Required Course by Ben Rearick, Erica England, Jennifer Saulnier [...]

Seeking editors for Weave
Posted by Rebecca Blakiston on 2021-08-02

Interested in getting involved in Weave? We're looking for two editors to join our collaborative editorial team that keeps the journal running. Like all positions at Weave, editors are volunteers and work remotely from anywhere in the world. Learn more about our editorial philosophy and meet our team.We recognize systemic inequities in academic publishing and are developing more inclusive [...]

Volume 4, Issue 1 is out
Posted by Rebecca Blakiston on 2021-07-26

We're pleased to announce that after some delay, Weave volume 4, issue 1 is out! This spring issue is later than usual, but that's because we've launched our new publication platform and website using the open source Janeway product. There's been a lot of work going on behind the scenes to make this happen, and we hope you like it. In this issue, we focus on digital [...]

We're working on a new website
Posted by Rebecca Blakiston on 2021-06-25

Things look a bit different! We're migrating our website and article platform to Janeway. Things might be imperfect right now, but we promise we're working hard to improve your experience on the site.In the meantime, if you have any feedback send it our way: helloweaveux@umich.edu.

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