***apologies for cross-posting***

Greetings, all!

Just wanted to let everyone know about three events at Annual that are sponsored by the LITA Drupal Interest Group:

Preconference: Getting Started with Drupal
Friday, June 24th, 9:00-4:30, Convention Center Room 359
**Registration required at additional cost**
ALA Connect Schedule Link:

This preconference session will provide a thorough introduction to the Drupal content management system. Attendees will create Drupal sites in a sandbox environment, covering the basics of content creation, user management, themes, modules, and security. Previous web experience helpful, but not required. Concludes with demonstrations of innovative Drupal sites, including library sites, library intranets, and an electronic journal. Participants should bring their own laptops to fully participate.

Drupal IG Annual Meeting
Saturday, June 25th, 1:30-3:30, Convention Center Room 242
ALA Connect Scheduler Link:

Four presentations about library-related Drupal projects (an intranet, mobile projects, and ILS integration) for users of all levels from public and academic libraries. Presentation summaries and speaker info can be found on ALA Connect:

Concurrent Session: Drupal Fail Panel and Group Therapy
Monday, June 27th, 1:30-3:30, Convention Center Room 274
ALA Connect Scheduler Link:

Drupal, the open source web content management system, is often touted for its extensibility and flexibility, but these same characteristics make Drupal development rife with error. You may be used to presenters bragging about their successes, but join these panelists to hear about the blind alleys, wrongheaded approaches and downright failures they've experienced in their work with Drupal-and maybe learn something from their mistakes!

Hope to see you next week in NOLA!


Nina McHale, MA/MSLS
Assistant Professor, Web Librarian
University of Colorado Denver, Auraria Library
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