Transforming Our Website

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December 08, 2023

We're refreshing our website, empowered by a new visual identity and strategic framework.

Screenshot of the new library homepage
A collaborative, modern, bold design transformation to connect Dartmouth to knowledge, to each other, and to the world.

We're excited to share that work is underway to refresh and redesign the Dartmouth Libraries website. 

While the Home and About pages have had the most significant transformation thus far, you'll notice other web pages reflect the same typography, artwork, and stylistic updates. These design elements result from an intensive twelve-week project to update Dartmouth Libraries' Visual Identity. 

We partnered with the design firm Cosmic and collaborated with stakeholders in the Libraries and Dartmouth to decide on an updated visual identity anchored in Dartmouth's core brand. This new visual identity elevates the stories of Dartmouth Libraries and reflects our strategic direction, as underscored by our values, purpose, and vision. Learn more about what inspires and drives us.

We have also added a News & Highlights section on the Home page to showcase stories and share news from our Libraries and the Dartmouth Community.

One of our broader goals is to build more inclusive, user-centered, accessible, and welcoming web interfaces. Having a coherent visual identity greatly aids in that work
- Este Pope, Manager of Digital Scholarly Software & Systems

In 2022, the Digital Libraries Technologies Group reaffirmed its commitment to a user-centered and accessible website. That commitment included creating a web team to envision a new website for Dartmouth Libraries, which you see here today.

We'll continue the website redesign in 2024, working with colleagues across our departments and programs to integrate new design elements and increase the usability and accessibility of our overall digital presence.

As future changes to the website occur, we’ll share updates on our News & Highlights page to keep you informed.

Screenshot of the new About Dartmouth Libraries page

Thanks to our Website redesign project team for helping make these exciting changes possible:

  • Digital Libraries and Technologies Group (DLTG) web team:
    • Leanne Litsios, User Experience Designer (website redesign project lead)
    • Paul Merchant, Jr., Senior Programmer Analyst (Drupal 10 upgrade support)
    • Este Pope, Manager of Digital Scholarly Software & Systems
    • Joshua Shaw, Library Web and Application Developer (Drupal product owner)
  • Product owners for the website redesign project: 
    • Daniel Chamberlain, Associate Dean of Libraries for Research & Digital Strategy
    • Leonee Derr, Library Communications Manager
  • Project management support:
    • Jenny Mullins, Head of Digital Project Management
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