Farewell, Tab McDaniel!

Good news: Tab McDaniel is moving to Barcelona at the end of the year!

Bad news: That means she won’t be working for the UCSF Library anymore!

Tab came to the Library at the end of 2013 to drive the user experience (UX) implementation for the Industry Documents Library (IDL) rewrite. It was immediately apparent that she possessed talents that we would be foolish not to tap. When her IDL work was winding down, we hired her to focus on the general Library web properties, especially the main Library website.

Tab has been instrumental in the IDL relaunch, the main Library website relaunch, the current Summon pilot, and the Zendesk implementation. She has brought a heavy focus on our users to our approach to our websites and spaces. In particular, she greatly expanded our user testing practices and vastly increased how much user testing we did. She also handled the consolidation and interpretation of most of our analytics.

Tab’s last day will be on or around Friday, December 15. We’ll be saying our farewells to her that evening at Social Kitchen & Brewery on 9th Avenue starting at 5:30 PM.

Thank you for everything, Tab!