Introducing Sarah Forgrave

Thursday, January 23, 2014

When asked the question, “how do you migrate the Library’s 13,000-page website to the University’s web content management system (WCMS)?” Sarah Forgrave answers with a chuckle, “You don’t - you build an entirely new one."

Sarah is the Library’s new Library Communications and Web Management Strategist. In this role, she is creating a content strategy for the Library’s new website to make it a smaller, simpler and more usable site that better meets the needs of students, faculty and staff.

Sarah Forgrave

Sarah Forgrave, Library Communications and Web Management Strategist, 519-888-4567 ext. 36735

Since starting in the fall, Sarah has been working in consultation with the Library’s web team, other library staff and our users to develop the information architecture and navigation for the new site.

"The redesign gives us a unique opportunity to implement many of the findings from the Library's web usability report which was completed in 2012," Sarah says. "In addition to that, it allows us to really focus on the user experience of our site and strive to truly organize our content to meet the needs of our users by incorporating their input."

As part of her work, she will also be reviewing library terminology/jargon and drawing upon previous efforts in this area to develop a taxonomy for the new site.

Sarah comes to the Library on a one-year secondment from the Faculty of Science where she is the Web and E-Communications Officer. In this position, she has managed over 100 websites and has facilitated over 50 website migrations. Many people from across campus will also remember Sarah for her work on the University’s web redesign project in 2008-2011.

A warm welcome to Sarah!

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