Postprint version. Published in Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications 2005: Chesapeake, VA, January 1, 2005, pages 1172-1177.
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As part of the digital evolution of libraries, librarians are now expected to serve in new roles as knowledge mediators, and to provide much more technologically based support and assistance for students’ progress towards information literacy. This paper describes an ongoing collaborative project between students and library personnel to incorporate usability evaluation, interaction design techniques, and instructional design theories in the design and development of a flexible web-based Research Portal.