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Web content management systems like Drupal, Wordpress and Joomla! are powerful tools that simplify staff interaction with complex web technologies and empower librarians to engage with patrons on a scale never before possible. In order to realize the potential of these systems to further the mission of libraries on the web, libraries need to devise strategies around what types of content they should be producing and the outcomes they are trying to achieve.
Originally presented March 20, 2013, as part of the 2013 PLA Virtual Spring Symposium.
Running time: 60 minutes
About the Authors
Christopher Evjy is a librarian, project manager and web developer with 12 years of public and academic library experience. He currently manages the Web Team at Jefferson County Public Library and has a MSLIS from the iSchool at Syracuse University. His areas of professional focus include content strategy, organizational leadership and Drupal. He is the recipient of the iSchool’s Librarianship for the Future award and was a member of the Colorado Association of Libraries Leadership Institute class of 2011.
The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.