Drupal4Lib Interest Group

Charge

Explore and promote the use of Drupal among libraries and librarians, facilitating communication and establishing best practices.

Roster

No roster found.

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2017. Last retrieved on 04/18/2014. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

Interest groups are completely self-initiated and not appointed by LITA officers.  Membership consists of any number of participants and is open to LITA members.  The leadership of each group is selected by the group.

Origin

The LITA Drupal4Lib Interest Group was formed during the 2008 ALA Annual Conference at a Drupal BoF (Birds of a Feather) meeting.  The informal gathering consisted of about 20 librarians with varying experience with content management systems.  Some participants attended the BoF to research content management systems, others came demonstrate their Drupal-powered library sites or personal projects.  During the meeting, attendees collected signatures to set up the Drupal interest group.  Leo Klein and Ian Chan volunteered to serve as co-chairs.  The name ‘Drupal4Lib’ was choosen and the attendees decided the purpose of the group was, “to promote the use and understanding of the content management system, Drupal, by libraries and librarians.”  During that conference, LITA also hosted the Pre-Conference, "Getting Started With Drupal."

Get Involved

Interest groups are open to all LITA members.  Conference attendance is not required.  To join a group, contact the chair, attend meetings, and get involved with their activities and discussions.  See contact information in the above roster by logging into the site and clicking your browser refresh button.  If you need help, contact the LITA office at lita@ala.org.

Staff Liaison

Melissa Prentice
Phone: (312) 280-4268
E-mail:  mprentice@ala.org