WordPress for Library 2.0 and Beyond

By Daniel A. Freeman |

As part of our continuing partnership with WebJunction, ALA TechSource presents WordPress for Library 2.0 and Beyond, a Webinar with Joshua Dodson and Laura Slavin on Wednesday, February 10th at noon Eastern.

WordPress has become more than just a blogging tool. It can be utilized as a fully functional content management system for library websites. Joshua and Laura, librarians at Lincoln Memorial University and Wordpress experts, will explain how to use the built-in functionality in WordPress to showcase your library, as well as explore various plugins that will add further functionality to your website. Topics will include social bookmarking, blogging, RSS, search engine optimization, and more.

This webinar is part of WebJunction’s Technology Essentials 2010 Online Conference. This innovative conference is a chance to engage, network and do some hands-on learning without travel or any registration cost.

You can register for the webinar at http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=1633

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About the presenters

Joshua Dodson is a Web Developer for Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. He specializes in developing Web sites with the WordPress framework. He has developed a system for creating library subject guides through WordPress that is currently implemented at Carnegie-Vincent Library. An article on this topic has been published through the Code4Lib Journal. He has presented on topics including information literacy, open source software, Web 2.0/Library 2.0 technologies, and using WordPress for library Web sites.

Laura Slavin is a graduate of the University of South Florida School of Library and Information Science with a concentration in Cataloging.  After working at Troy University Library in Troy, Alabama, she moved to her current position as Technical Services Librarian at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in Harrogate, Tennessee.  She is responsible for maintaining the library's OPAC and Website.  She will be graduating from LMU in May with a Masters in Business Administration.