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!

13 thoughts on “Farewell, Tab McDaniel!

  1. Congratulations Tab! Sad to see you go, but LOVE where you’re going! Not unlike yourself, Barcelona RULES!!! (But you already know that!) Good luck and I can’t wait to visit you out there!

  2. My cubicle buddy is leaving! Who will hear and respond to my random work noises, like “ugh” and “ack” and “ahhh”?!

    All the best to you on your new journey Tab. Learned a ton working with you and thoroughly enjoyed our over-the-wall exchanges.

  3. Aww! Thanks everybody for your kind wishes. I’ve really enjoyed my time at the Library, and getting to work with such a great group of folks. If you find yourself in Barcelona ….

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