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Librarian Michelle Eichelberger Publishes Book

July 27, 2017

GCC’s Michelle Eichelberger Teams up with Fellow Librarian to Author Innovative Guide

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From the GCC Marketing & Communications Office: Batavia, NY- With more than 40 years of combined library experience, fellow librarians and systems innovators Michelle Eichelberger and Bonnie Imler recently put their extensive knowledge to paper. Together, they released a book tapping into their wealth of knowledge about discovery and user experience sharing proven methods for setting up, promoting and teaching discovery systems within diverse library settings. Optimizing Discovery Systems to Improve User Experience: The Innovative Librarian’s Guide, is the collaborative effort of Eichelberger and Imler, and provides a comprehensive guide to help librarians make the library discovery system more efficient for their specific community.

“Together, Bonnie and I have been doing this for quite some time,” said Eichelberger, co-author and systems and electronic services librarian and associate professor at GCC. “Along the way you learn many tips and tricks, and we decided to share our knowledge with other librarians to improve performance in their libraries.”

Eichelberger has served on the State University of New York (SUNY) Office of Library and Information Services Task Force that reviewed options and presented recommendations for implementation of a SUNY-wide Discovery System in 2013. She has collaborated on user research and publications with Imler for more than a decade and their articles have appeared in library journals such as College & Research Libraries and Library Hi Tech. She began her tenure at GCC in 2009, and resides in Rochester.