Libraries Win Website Services

To suggest additions, please email Anne Hamland at

Fall Co-work Day: Oct 18 @ Thorp

Please REGISTER for the October 18th webmaster workday from 9:30-3pm at the Thorp Public Library (directions).

No CE contact hours are offered. The draft agenda is below. I may be adding a section on the new functions of the builder after the most recent update. Quite a bit changed.

Please bring a laptop to work on your website. Need to borrow one? Request one when you RSVP! You’ll need to bring all of your passwords, files, and ideas. Please let Anne Hamland know if you have any questions or if you anticipate needing any type of accommodation at

Draft Agenda
• 930-945 Introductions
• 945-950 Resources
• 950-11 Accessibility Best Practices: Ensuring your website follows best practices in accessibility ensures a smooth user experience and positively affects search engine optimization, or how well your website performs in internet search results..
• 11-12 Design Options/Worktime
• 12-1 Lunch out (local options tbd)
• 1-3 Topics determined by attendees/Worktime

Abbotsford Public Library

Antigo PL


Neillsville Public Library

Rhinelander District Library

T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill

Thorp Public Library

Tomahawk Public Library

Withee Public Library

Augusta Public Library

Amery Public Library

Boyceville Public Library

Boyceville Public Library

Cadott Public Library

Deer Park Public Library

Elkmound Public Library

Elmwood Public Library

Fall Creek Public Library

Frederic Public Library

Glenwood City

Hammond Community Library

Menominee Public Library

Milltown Public Library Wi

Osceola Public Library

Plum City Public Library

Prescott Public Library

River Falls Public Library

Somerset Public Library

Turtle Lake Public Library

Libraries Using WordPress/Divi

View a map of participating libraries. 

May 17, 2018

  • Webmaster Workshop P1 May 2018
    • Updates and access
    • Helpful resources
    • Tour of websites
    • Divi is responsive demonstration, design with mobile and desktop in mind
    • Tour of sliders on websites
    • Slider sizes using Measure IT Chrome Extension
    • Canva, free version or use non-profit information to apply for Pro version to have access to magic resize option. Make a desing once and then resize it for Facebook!
    • Slider vs. Blogpost slider
  • Rebecca Kilde “About Pages”
  • Webmaster Workshop P2 May2018
    • Book cover carousels
    • Calendars: embedded Google Calendars, Event Calendar, Tockify
    • Exporting modules and pages (if you want to use someone else’s design or aspect.
How To Resources
Getting Started With Web Design
Website Design Getting Started 2017

  • Planning Your Website
  • Getting Started
  • Design Details: Color, Images
  • Website Testing Tips
  • Resources: Books, Webinars, Articles


Description of Service

Read the Libraries Win Website Services Outline for a full description.

  • IFLS and WVLS libraries.
  • Virtual meeting for libraries interested in website services.
  • Designated library webmaster.
  • Standard WordPress website using the Divi theme.
  • Content gathered from current website and library webmaster.
  • Two co-work days a year.
  • Virtual meetings as needed to review or explore current and future new website options.
  • Website user listserv to distribute information.
Project Requirements
What is a Domain Name System (DNS)? 

  • Contact your Domain Name Service (DNS) provider. The place where your domain name is registered.
    • Have your DNS provider create an “A” record with dev.yourlibrary’scurrentURL.orgorcomorwhatever that points to
  • Content to gather:
    • Files of your library’s logo. (png. jpg.)
    • Library address, phone, email.
    • Staff information and contact information.
    • Any images you would like on your website. (png. jpg.)


Wisconsin Valley Library Service
300 N 1st Street
Wausau, WI 54403

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