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WordPress for Library 2.0 and Beyond: A Smart Libraries Newsletter Special Edition
Joshua Dodson and Laura Slavin
Item Number: 1541-8820
Publisher: ALA TechSource
Price: $8.00
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Year Published: February 2010

This special edition of Smart Libraries Newsletter is designed to help librarians become familiar with WordPress, a free, easy-to-use and very powerful tool. While primarily known as a blogging platform, WordPress has the capability to serve as a full-fledged management tool for a library’s web presence.

Our authors for this special issue, Laura Slavin and Joshua Dodson, know because they’ve done it. Joshua and Laura are both on the staff at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee, serving as Technical Services Technician/Web Assistant and Technical Services Librarian, respectively. They have built a fully functional web presence for their library using WordPress, and have given several presentations for librarians on how they can save money and advance their web presence using this versatile tool.

Inside this issue:
  • What WordPress can do for you
  • Expanding WordPress: Plug-ins explored
  • Other uses and future possibilities

About the Authors

Joshua Dodson is the Technical Services Technician and Web Assistant 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 graduated from the University of South Florida School of Library and Information Science in 1998 with a concentration in Cataloging. Since then, she has worked at Troy University as Cataloging Librarian, and currently at Lincoln Memorial University as Technical Services Librarian. She has presented on a variety of topics including live chat reference, open source software, and enhancing library Web sites.

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