ALA 2014: My two WordPress presentations

Thursday, June 12th 2014

After a couple years off, I’m returning to ALA’s annual conference this year. I’m obviously excited to see colleagues and the Vegas sights, but I’m also looking forward to my two presentations there. If you’d like to come hear about how we redesigned the UNC Libraries website and moved it into WordPress, you’ve got two options:

I’m running through a short lightning talk style overview of our process at the Tech Speed Dating session organized by LITA’s Code Year Interest Group. That’s Saturday, 6/28 from 1:00-2:30 in Convention Center room N119. There’s a bunch of other great talks in that session on the list too, including a demo from SparkFun.

Think of that as the preview for the full session on Sunday. Emily King and I have a whole session to ourselves where we’ll walk through our redesign and content strategy development process from start to finish. This one’s Sunday, 6/29 from 4:30-5:30 in Convention Center room N243. Late in the day, I know, but come rest and learn before hitting the strip.

Both sessions will cover how we made WordPress work for us, how our migration worked, and what our ongoing content & site maintenance has been like since launch. I hope to see you there!

12. June 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Presentations, UNC | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. We’re going through a long process of redesigning our library’s website. Wish I was going to ALA so I could see this. Do you know if it will be available anywhere after Annual?

  2. Good question! I don’t know if it’s being recorded, though I’ll try to find out. At the very least, I know we’ll share our slides.

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