Introduction to Drupal for Libraries

Instructor: Cody Hennesy
Dates: October 6-31, 2014
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.

Cody Hennesy is the E-Learning Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley, where he focuses on the intersection of the library, technology and learning. He has coded a variety of academic library sites and tools and recently developed the front-end for the online resource, Alternatives in Print: A Directory of Alternative Publishers and Critical Periodicals. Interview with Cody Hennesy

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.

Payment info
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