David Bietila


Web Program Director

David Bietila

Presentations and Publications

With Emma Boettcher, “Evaluating Discovery Architectures,” DLF Forum 2018, Las Vegas, NV, October 17, 2018.

“Implementing a Web Accessibility Policy,” From Accessibility to Inclusion, Library UX Chicago, Chicago, IL, July 30, 2018.

With Emma Boettcher, “‘Get It’: Streamlining Fulfillment at UChicago,” BTAA Library Conference: Discovery in 2018: Issues and Trends, Champaign, IL, May 31, 2018.

“Understanding Populations with Segments and Dimensions,” Decision-Making with Web Analytics, Library UX Chicago, Chicago, IL, July 28, 2017.

With Brad Busenius, “Building for Browsing and Discovery with Wagtail, an Open-Source Django CMS,” Code4Lib Midwest, Chicago, IL, July 14, 2016.

With Mary Radnor, Co-curators, “Seamless Discovery & Delivery,” a speaker series for University of Chicago Library staff, 2013-2014.

Panelist on MARS Chair’s Program “Usability, User Experience & Interface Design: The Role of Reference,” ALA Annual 2013, Chicago, IL, June 30 2013.

“Beyond Usability: Building Discovery Tool Requirements through User Stories,” Paper presented at Library Assessment Conference, Charlottesville, VA, October, 30, 2012.

“Collecting Patron Perspectives on Discovery Tools,” NISO Webinar: Discovery and Delivery: Innovations and Challenges, September 26, 2012.

With Tod Olson, “Designing an Evaluation Process for Resource Discovery Tools” In Planning and Implementing Resource Discovery Tools in Academic Libraries edited by Diane Dallis and Mary Popp, (Hershey: IGI Global, 2012).

“Naming in the Digital Landscape” presented at Nomenclature, University of Maryland – College Park, MD, March 6, 2010, and Collected Stories & Twice-Told Tales, George Washington University – Washington, DC, April 16, 2010.

With Jonathan M. Smith, “Implementing Content Management Systems: Academic,” Computers in Libraries, Arlington, VA, April 1, 2009.

With Elizabeth Edwards, “Beyond the Buzz: Planning Library Facebook Initiatives Grounded in User Needs,” Paper presented at the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), Seattle, WA, March 14, 2009.

With Elizabeth Edwards, “‘Okay, This is Just Too Weird:’ Identifying Outreach Opportunities in Facebook,” Reference Renaissance, Denver, CO, August 5, 2008.


M.A., American Studies, George Washington University, 2010

M.A., Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2001

B.A., History, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1999