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Highlighting Trends, Innovation, and Best Practices in Libraries

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Upcoming Sessions

Save the date for the May 16th, 2012 webinars. More information will be posted shortly.


Rescheduled Webinar!

WordPress for Library Websites
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EASTERN STANDARD TIME

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Does your organization need a new web site? One that is more dynamic, easy to update and can easily incorporate social media and other ways to communicate with your library’s patrons/customers? WordPress (free, opensource) may be the answer. WordPress is a powerful web Content Management System (CMS) that has grown far beyond its origins as a blogging tool.

WordPress can be used to power your library website and help you build a dynamic web presence for your library, school, personal web site, business or other project. Its ease of use and flexibility make it a perfect choice for libraries that are struggling to keep their websites up to date and/or looking for a more up-to-date look for their website. Its extensibility via plugins and other customizations make it a great choice for more complex sites as well.

This webinar will cover:

  • Examples of sites built with WordPress
  • Why WordPress is a great choice for schools & libraries
  • Hosting options and requirements
  • WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
  • Making it look great: Themes
  • Building blocks of WordPress: Posts & Pages
  • and more!

You’ll leave the webinar with an understanding of how to get started building your own WordPress site and be able to evaluate whether WordPress is the right solution for your library’s needs.

The presenter, Polly-Alida Farrington, is a consultant and the owner of PA Farrington Associates, with more than 15 years’ experience providing technology-related training, web project development, and consulting services to libraries, library systems, and schools. A former academic librarian, she has 17 years' experience in reference, government documents, interlibrary loan, and technology. She and Kyle Jones are the co-authors of Library Technology Reports, April 2011 (47:3), Using WordPress as a Library Content Management System and the forthcoming title: Learning from Libraries that Use WordPress: Content-Management System Case Studies and Best Practices (2012, ALA Editions). Her website is http://www.pafa.net.

Archived Sessions

Please visit our archived sessions page to find recordings of previous Carterette Series Webinars.

About the Carterette Series Webinars

The Carterette Series Webinars was named to honor one of our founding members, Pat Carterette.

In June of 2010, members of the Georgia Library Association and the Georgia Public Library Service launched this bi-monthly educational webinar series. The series highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. The free sessions are open to interested parties from all geographic (and astral) locations. Topics are chosen to be of interest to students and employees from all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia Continuing Education (CE) contact hour.

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Contact the Planning Team

For assistance or more information, please contact a member of our planning team.

Sarah Steiner: ssteiner@gsu.edu
Tessa Minchew: tessa.minchew@gpc.edu
Karen Viars: karen.viars@gpc.edu


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