The Discovery and User Experience (DUX) department oversees the IU Bloomington Libraries website (, the discovery tool OneSearch@IU, and the Library blogs. We serve as product owners for the ongoing development of the discovery layer interface for IUCAT, the IU Libraries' shared statewide online catalog. We coordinate the Libraries' social media strategy, as well as providing project or product management support for a variety of initiatives.

DUX values assessment-driven decisions, best practices, clean design, diverse perspectives, empathy for our constituents and colleagues, finding a way to say “yes,” good humor, iterative improvement, and plain language.

We embrace a user-centered approach in which we advocate for the needs, expectations and desires of the people who rely on our products and services. We recognize that these needs and expectations continuously change, so we commit to ongoing inquiry, data analysis, usability testing, and assessment.

Our department supports IU Libraries’ strategic goals through applying our expertise in user experience design, project management methodologies, content strategy, search, and discovery in order to fulfill our shared mission to support the teaching, learning, and research of the University community.


February 21st 2018 @ 10:36am Confab Higher Ed 2017: What We Thought

[Image: Our own Courtney McDonald welcomes Confab Higher Ed registrants.

September 8th 2017 @ 4:56pm DÜX BÜX rides again!

Fall semester has kicked in!

June 30th 2017 @ 5:00pm New databases for June

The following list represents new subscription databases added to the

June 29th 2017 @ 4:52pm Travelling Without Moving


June 1st 2017 @ 1:48pm Why you should judge a book by its cover

Everyone knows the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”.

Contact Info

Wells Library W501
1320 East Tenth Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Courtney McDonald
Courtney McDonald - Head
(812) 855-4217

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