Friday, August 14, 2009
New Library Website
One of the things that I've been poking away at all summer is an updated website for the Secondary Libraries at M-P. Previously there was a separate website for the Middle School and the High School. I really wanted to have one website - easier for me to keep updated and many of the links are used by both.
I started with the suggestion of our Tech Director using Squarespace.com. It's a great website for web design. There are simple click and move elements to use in their precreated templates. They provide a 2-week trial to play.
I really liked the options - I found it easy to use and manipulate. So - after two weeks I took the plunge and purchased a one year committment. Our site is housed on their servers and can grow as needed.
With the Tech Director's help we also bought a domain name...so rather than having 'squarespace' as part of our web address - it's just...
It's not quite done...but I'm really pleased with it so far. It was SO VERY helpful to have a great site to start from. The former librarian had great links and that really helped guide me.
So - one thing almost off my list...
It's about time too...next week we start the teacher workshop days - the first one is an optional tech day and I am teaching a workshop on Online Resources and highlighting many of the places we visited this summer. I'm really excited to share! Thanks to Kristin I feel ready!!!