Web Advisory Group


Role of WAG:

The role of the Web Advisory Group* is to:

  • advise the Web Editor on matters pertaining to the Libraries' web page with respect to policy, design, and content;
  • represent the viewpoints of the multiple constituencies within the Libraries; and
  • redesign pages, conduct assessment, keep apprised of new technological developments and software, and respond to needs for other changes as necessary [See 2012-2013 Project List]

*WAG minutes, policy documents and project lists can be found at G:\UGALibs\MINUTES\Web Advisory Group

Web Advisory Group Membership policy:

The membership of WAG shall constitute the following:

  1. Web Editor
  2. Assistant Web Editor
  3. Access Services
  4. Cataloging, Acquisitions, Serials, Government Documents Processing
  5. Collection Development
  6. Database Coordinator
  7. Digital Library of Georgia, TOG
  8. Graphics Coordinator
  9. Media Archives
  10. Miller Learning Center Web Editor
  11. Reference
  12. Science Web Editor
  13. Special Collections
  14. Systems
  15. Department Web Editors’ Group representative

The representative from the Departmental Web Editors group will serve for one year and then another web editor will be asked to serve. Departmental web editors select their representative to WAG from their members. All other members will serve in a continuing capacity. When a replacement is needed for a standing member, recommendations will be made to TOG. Updated: October 18, 2006


Current WAG Members:

Mollie Armour
Jason Battles
Eric Griffith
Jan Levinson Hebbard
Yue Li
Kristin Nielsen
Mary Poland
Amber Prentiss
Patrick Reidenbaugh
Deborah Stanley (ex-officio), Libraries' Web Editor
Amy Watts

Libraries Web Editor:

The role of the Libraries Web Editor* is to:

  • clarify the mission and vision for the Library web site
  • determine what content/functionality the site will contain
  • specify how users will find information in the site by defining its organization, navigation, labeling and search systems
  • maintain primary and secondary level pages
  • map out how the site will accommodate change/growth over time
  • consult with and arrange training for departmental web editors

Departmental Web Editors:

Each department has a web editor, whose duty it is to develop and maintain pages, and to serve as a liaison between the department, other web editors, WAG and the Libraries web editor. The web editors attend monthly meetings of the Web Editors Group.

Reporting Lines*:

The Web Editor reports to the Head of Reference. Important decisions concerning a major redesign or change in content of the web site are discussed with members of WAG which will make a recommendation to TOG. The TOG representative on WAG relays any concerns back to WAG. An example of a change that would be appropriate to bring to TOG would be adding another major entry point to the homepage. Periodic updates on WAG activities will be given at DHG in the small group’s reports segment of the DHG meeting by members who serve on both groups.

*From the Library Web Page Policy, October 2004.