New Website for UMKC Libraries

Julie Hartwell, UMKC Instructional Design LibrarianGuest post by Julie Hartwell, Instructional Design Librarian

On July 31, the UMKC Libraries launched a new website. Users can now experience an updated visual look, improved navigation, and an enhanced mobile design at The new site aims to provide students, faculty, and staff an intuitive online experience when accessing resources and services.

Person holds tablet to navigate home page of new UMKC Libraries websiteAs online education grows at UMKC, the new site provides quick access for faculty and student support at the library. How can the new website help your online teaching?

If you or your students are unsure how to get the help you need, live chat is available.

After the launch, survey data revealed 93.75% of respondents were able to complete a specific task on the new website. The survey also verified anecdotal evidence about navigational design solutions. With this information, we can iterate our design and continuously create a better user experience.

Questions about the new site? Contact Buddy Pennington at