Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

Introduction to Drupal for Libraries

Instructor: Caleb Tucker-Raymond

Dates: Not currently scheduled

Credits: 1.5 CEUs

Price: $175

There is a robust and growing community of libraries using Drupal, the open source content management platform, to create and manage library websites and services. In this 4-week course you will build a Drupal site from the ground up, gaining hands-on experience with Drupal core tools and concepts. We will pay special attention to Drupal features as they relate to the specific organizational needs of libraries and library web services.

This is an introductory level course, and though familiarity with HTML and CSS will be helpful, they are not required. Each student will get a free development account with a cloud-based Drupal service and will have continued access to their course website after the course finishes.

Learning outcomes:

  • Ability to build a website in Drupal 7.
  • Hands-on experience using Drupal core features: fields, nodes, modules, blocks, menus, users, and themes.
  • Knowledge of Drupal in the context of designing and managing library websites.
Caleb Tucker-Raymond

Caleb Tucker-Raymond is a freelance web developer in Portland, Oregon specializing in connecting library systems to the Drupal content management system. Before that he worked as a public and academic librarian for 14 years in systems, reference, and the intersection of the two. He earned his MSLIS with Simmons College.

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount.