Introduction to Drupal for Libraries
Instructor: Caleb Tucker-Raymond
Dates: July 6-31, 2015
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
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.
- 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 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.
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.
You can register in this course through the first week of instruction. The "Register" button above goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make arrangements.