For immediate release | December 14, 2015

Design and build your effective library website, returning workshop!

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, Building the Digital Branch: Designing Effective Library Websites, with David Lee King. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.

Every library needs a presence on the web. Whether you work at a large academic library or a public library in a small town, you need to be able to deliver service and content to patrons outside your building. David Lee King once again presents this popular workshop, taking you through the process of building an effective, user-friendly library website that will expand and enhance your library’s presence in the community.

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • how to successfully plan and implement a redesign of your website;
  • how to find out what patrons want from your website;
  • how to use your website to interact with patrons;
  • how to create strategic plans and goals for your website.

About the Instructor:

David Lee King is the Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, where he plans, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends. He speaks internationally about emerging trends, website management, digital experience, and social media, and has been published in many library-related journals. King is a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. His newest book is Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections. He recently published “Managing Your Library’s Social Media Channels,” the January 2015 issue of Library Technology Reports. King writes the “Internet Spotlight” column in Public Libraries magazine with Michael Porter and blogs.

Registration for this workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

ALA Publishing Workshops are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library.

ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness, and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.


Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing