The RALC Web User Group was formed in 2010 and consists of Richmond area professionals who work on library web projects. In addition to RALC institutions, participation is encouraged and open to the Richmond area public library, museum, and archive community. The purpose of the group is to discuss and share current practices, projects, research, and trends in web librarianship. Potential areas of discussion might include library website design, incorporation of social media, accessibility standards, and mobile web development.
Membership is voluntary. The group meets 1-2 times per year on rotating RALC campuses. VCU Libraries commits to manage a listserv for the user group which will be used for ongoing discussion. Meetings will be announced on both the user group and the general RALC listserv. Since membership is voluntary, attendance at meetings would need to be approved by a supervisor.
The advantages of associating the user group with RALC are:
- Increased visibility for RALC
- Staff development for RALC institutions
- Formation through RALC would encourage institutions to support participation in the user group (e.g. meeting spaces and leave time)