Drupal Webinar Series Using the Sample Site for Libraries (3 Weeks)

Event Information

Date: 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Instructor/Presenter(s): 

Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Webinar

Event Category: 

Administration
Technology/Digital/Web

CEU Hours: 

9

Cost: 

No Charge! LibraryLinkNJ will subsidize 100% of the cost of this series.
Descriptions

Drupal Webinar Series Using the Sample Site for Libraries (3 Weeks) - February 2013

This three-week series uses the sample site that has been developed specifically for libraries during the Spring 2012 Drupal Series. Participating libraries will receive a sample site at no cost. Staff will participate in free webinars to help them to modify/customize the sample site for their own library.

Background:

LibraryLinkNJ offered the Drupal Library Website Development Workshop Series in Spring 2012. These workshops began in April, 2012, and LibraryLinkNJ continues to provide support for participating libraries as they finish building their Drupal websites. 

  • 17 public, school, special and academic libraries from all over the state participated.
  • Their Drupal websites will all be launched by the end of 2012.
  • Key outcomes: the creation of a sample Drupal 7 website that will be used and adapted by other New Jersey libraries to create their websites.  Also, webinar recordings, instruction materials and other supporting documents.
  • The sample site uses one of the Drupal 7 Responsive Web Design themes.  This provides the flexability to set the screen size/display for a variety of devices.

Participating libraries in this new online webinar series will be able to:

  • Develop their own version of the sample Drupal site.
  • Edit and add content to the site.
  • Modify the look and feel of the site.
  • Investigate the basics of advanced customization.  

Eligibility for Participation:

  • LibraryLinkNJ member libraries and library-related agencies that are in good standing are eligible to participate in this workshop series.
  • Each participating library will be required to designate a staff member to participate in all of three webinars and must commit to launch their site by Friday, June 28, 2013.
  • Only one staff member from each library can participate since the registration is limited to 20 libraries.
  • Participating libraries need to meet the system requirements to host a Drupal site. Libraries must commit to use either their own web server, an outsourced web hosting service, or the shared web hosting service provided by LibraryLinkNJ*. Whichever option they choose, they have to meet the system requirements (http://drupal.org/requirements). LibraryLinkNJ will provide a testing server for development sites for participating libraries during the workshop series. Participating libraries must transfer their site at the end of the workshop series, and the instructions on how to move the site will be covered.
  • Participating libraries are expected to have the staff, time, resources, and funds to maintain their website in the future.
* Drupal Shared Web-Hosting Service from LibraryLinkNJ
  • LibraryLinkNJ contracts with New Media Solutions (NMS) to host the Drupal websites created by the eligible member libraries. 
  • Libraries eligible for this service are those that build and launch their Drupal website by using the sample site that we provide or by attending the LibraryLinkNJ Drupal training series of workshops. 
  • Cost will be shared between LibraryLinkNJ and eligible member libraries. Participating libraries will be billed annually or bi-annually at their prefrence  ($15-$30/month depending on the number of the population/customer that each library serves).
  • About 13 libraries from the Spring 2012 Drupal workshop series plan to participate in hosting their sites.
  • For more information about this hosting service, please contact Mi-Sun Lyu at lyu@librarylinknj.org.
 

Please contact Mi-Sun Lyu at lyu@librarylinknj.org if you have any questions about this series.

Registration Information

Limit: 

20 libraries - one participant per library.

How to Register

Member libraries interested in participating in this workshp series must fill out the Registration Form and Eligibility Statement online. We request that the registration form is filled out by the library director (public, academic, and library-related agencies) or the head librarian of the library (school) or a library staff member with the authority to make the commitment for the library. The registation will be open until it is filled on a  first come, first served basis. When the registration is filled, we will ask participating libraries to send us the information for the staff who will be attending the workshop series. Please note that this is the person who will be implementing your library's Drupal website.

Note: Only Authenticated Users (who have a LibraryLinkNJ Website user account) can register for any event or program. Use "User Login" on the left side menu or at http://librarylinknj.org/user. If you have not yet created your account, go to http://librarylinknj.org/user/register.

If you have any questions, please contact Mi-Sun Lyu at lyu@librarylinknj.org.

 

Registration is closed.

 

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