Bailey Library Site Cited

CONWAY, Ark. (June 12, 2013) – The Hendrix College Olin C. Bailey Library website was recently recognized as the CLS (College Library Section) Website of the Month by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

The ACRL CLS Communications Committee selects one website a month that features a site that the committee feels noteworthy. The committee noted that Bailey Library’s site provides “links and sections for searching, services and help that are distinguished by large font and intuitive wording. Section labels along with the ability to expand or minimize information on the navigation menu are also helpful features.”

“The page uses a vertical navigation menu on the right side and utilizes the left to display information after clicking on links. For the home page, happenings, contact information, and photos fill this left side area. Links and sections for searching, services and help are distinguished by large font and intuitive wording. Section labels along with the ability to expand or minimize information on the navigation menu are also helpful features that allow users to know exactly what they are finding and where. Also worth mentioning is a horizontal quick links bar that appears after one clicks away from the home page information, saving a lot of back and forth or further navigation. It appears with almost any link users’ click on and gives them the options to find books, articles, access the journal list, library hours and more.”

Previous ACRL CLS website award winners include Whittier College, Loras College, and Haverford College.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.