Web Coordinating Committee – September 2018 Report

The group met 4-6 times this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
During the period of June through September 2018, the WCC advanced work on the new LITA Jobs website. We ironed out lingering technical issues and further refined the site. We feel the site is nearing completion. While we still need to do more user testing, and are also waiting on a PayPal account to be set up, the basic functionality is in place.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development

Second Activity
In late August 2018, we received word that ALA was transitioning to using Zoom and moving away from Adobe Connect. The WCC was instrumental in helping to capture stored LITA webinar and meeting recordings. Within a day of the call for volunteers going out, WCC members sprang into action. Nearly everyone downloaded at least one video.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Organizational Stability and Sustainability

Third Activity
The WCC continued to maintain our WordPress installations. We regularly update the themes and plugins of each install in order to keep our sites secure.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Organizational Stability and Sustainability

Fourth Activity
The WCC migrated to a new WordPress forms plugin, Gravity forms. This work was accomplished during the period of June through September. We are currently ready to make about half the forms live, although there are some lingering technical questions to address.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Organizational Stability and Sustainability

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
There are a few things we plan to work on in the next three months. First, we will perform some user testing of the new Jobs site. This will involve creating user profiles and posting job ads in order to ensure all functionality works and there are no technical glitches. Second, we will be working to normalize branding on all LITA WordPress sites. This includes ensuring all such sites have the LITA logo, proper ALA branding, and link back to the main LITA website. In the process we will also address GDPR compliance by ensuring there are links to ALA’s Privacy policy on all LITA WordPress websites.

Is there anything LITA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
We feel we had adequate resources with which to work.

Submitted by Michael Paulmeno on 10/01/2018