Mar 18th, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Widgets at the UMD Library Website

Rory Litwin, University of Minnesota - Duluth
Doreen Hansen, University of Minnesota - Duluth



In this poster session presentation, a reference librarian and a web developer from the University of Minnesota, Duluth will share information about a series of widgets designed for use primarily by faculty. These widgets provide a way of interacting with library resources from remote pages. Users can customize the widgets and get the code to insert into web pages and Moodle sites. The widgets include a search of the library catalog, a search of the E-Journal Locator, a gadget that lets the user create a drop-down menu of links to library resources, and an entry into the library's "Assignment Calculator." These widgets can be viewed in action and taken for a spin at The poster will include screenshots, code samples, explanations, and contact information (we will share the code).

Rory Litwin is a Reference Librarian and Doreen Hansen is Web Developer at the University of Minnesota - Duluth.