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ALA GLBTRT Web Committee Report (Midwinter Meeting 2015)

 

Recently Completed Activities

  • Committee member Freeman transitioned the WordPress theme for the GLBT News blog to a new responsive theme called Kassi. The new theme is optimized for display on phones, tablets, and the desktop.

Recent Activities

  • Worked with ALA Help Desk to correct the SEO title on the RT Elections page.
  • Worked with ALA Helpdesk to resolve error messages at the top of the blog tabs on the front page.

Recent Activities

  • Committee roster change: Lindsey Danis stepped down early from the committee. Replacing her is new committee member Jeremy Snell.
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Discussion GLBTRT Web Committee Report - Midwinter 2015

by David Isaak on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 02:57 pm

ALA GLBTRT Web Committee Report (Midwinter Meeting 2015)

 

ALA GLBTRT Web Committee Report (Midwinter Meeting 2015)

 

Recently Completed Activities

  • Committee member Isaak worked with the ALA Design Office, John Amundsen, and ITTS to create a custom header, color scheme, and set of feature slides for the GLBTRT website. Feature slide Photoshop files added to the RT Google Drive for possible future edits.
  • Committee members Compton and Isaak supported the Reviews Committee in the implementation of a responsive WordPress theme called Semicolon for the Reviews blog. The new theme is optimized for display on phones, tablets, and the desktop.
  • Committee member Isaak retrospectively added WorldCat Links to all the previous Rainbow and Over the Rainbow book lists.
  • Committee member Compton updated the plugins on the four RT blogs.
  • Committee member Isaak performed regular content updates to the RT website for bylaws, web forms, GLBTQ bookstore and collection maps, etc.
  • Committee member Isaak re-organized the contents of the Professional Tools webpage.
  • Committee member Isaak worked with ITTS and Mack Freeman of the News Committee to add the GLBTRT logo as a favicon on the RT website and blogs.

 

Google Analytic Reports

Thank you to Committee member Compton for compiling these reports. Analysis period is November 30, 2013 to November 30, 2014

 

On-going Activities

  • Committee member Mano created a Flickr account for GLBTRT event photos and is currently soliciting photographs from RT members.
  • Committee member Isaak is working with the News Committee to connect the MailChimp to Facebook for the GLBT News highlight newsletter.

Upcoming Work

  • Work with relevant committees to transition the final two RT blogs to responsive themes.
  • Review and update committee documentation.
  • Review the SEO settings for the RT webpages.
  • Update LibraryThing with the  Stonewall Award, Rainbow book list, and Over the Rainbow book list that are announced at 2015 Midwinter meeting.
  • Investigate and resolve an encoding issue on the RT blogs (older posts are effected and may have to do with ALA’s upgrade from WordPress 3.x to 4.1).

 

Committee Staffing

  • Jeremy Snell was appointed to take over as committee chair after Annual 2014. Shortly thereafter Jeremy left the profession and ALA. David Isaak, past chair and current committee member, agreed to resume the chair position for 2014-2015.
  • Three new committee members joined after Annual 2014.
  • Kate Boeree, a returning committee member for another one year term (2014-2015), resigned from the Committee in October 2014.
  • Eddie Rubiez and Cristina Mitra were recently appointed to the committee.
  • The term of two committee members end after Annual 2015. Either they will need to be re-appointed or two new appointments will be necessary.

 

Committee Roster

  • David Conners Isaak (Chair, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2015)
  • Ellen Armstrong (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
  • Ruth Compton (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
  • Paige Mano (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
  • Cristina Mitra (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
  • Eddie Rubiez (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)

 

 

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File 2014GLBTRTMainSiteReport

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File 2014GLBTRTNewsReport

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File 2014GLBTRTOverTheRainbowBooksReport

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File 2014GLBTRTProcedureManualReport

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File 2014GLBTRTRainbowBooksReport

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Discussion GLBTRT Web Committee Report - Annual 2014

by David Isaak on Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 11:51 am

Recently Completed Activities

  • Committee member Freeman transitioned the WordPress theme for the GLBT News blog to a new responsive theme called Kassi. The new theme is optimized for display on phones, tablets, and the desktop.

Recently Completed Activities

  • Committee member Freeman transitioned the WordPress theme for the GLBT News blog to a new responsive theme called Kassi. The new theme is optimized for display on phones, tablets, and the desktop.
  • Committee member Freeman oversaw a transition of the GLBTRT Newsletter from PDF format to individual GLBT News blog entries.
  • Committee members Snell and Isaak performed regular content updates to the RT website for elections, conferences, web forms, etc.
  • Committee member Boeree continued to supply content to our social media feeds.
  • Committee member Boeree updated the LibraryThing account after the release of the Stonewall book awards, the Rainbow book list, and the Over the Rainbow book list.
  • Committee member Isaak deleted the GLBTRT MySpace account as it had not been used in many years.
  • Committee member Isaak worked with Don Bell to update the Religion and Spirituality Bibliography webpage and workflow.
  • Committee member Isaak worked with ALA’s Rob Berquist to resolve the import problem with the Twitter tab on the front page of the RT website. 

On-going Activities

  • Feature Slides on front page
    • Consulted with the ALA Design office on pricing to have them develop six re-usable feature slides and a custom header for the RT Site (similar to what GameRT has done - http://www.ala.org/gamert/). The estimates from the design office are:
      • $300-$400 to design the feature slides
      • $400-$500 to design the custom header and CSS color scheme
    • Committee member Isaak will meet with the RT Executive Board on June 13th for more instructions.
    • Another possibility is to ask an RT member to volunteer to design slides. 

Upcoming Work

  • Transition the other three RT blogs to responsive themes.
  • Scan and upload the older RT newsletters (in conjunction with the News Committee).
  • New Committee members to take the ALA Drupal training.
  • Areas of responsibility will need to be assigned to the new Committee roster.
  • Review and update the procedures manual.
  • Creating a Flickr account to host RT images.

Committee Staffing

  • Discussions held with the RT chair and chair-elect about getting the committee up to six members, each serving two year terms, with half cycling off each year.
  • David Isaak, Kate Boeree, and Jeremy Snell have agreed to stay on for one more year (2014-2015) to help start the new staggered rotation.
  • Jeremy has volunteered to serve as committee chair in 2014-2015.  

Committee Roster

  • David Conners Isaak (Chair, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
  • Kate Boeree (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
  • John Mack McGowan Freeman (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
  • Jeremy G. Snell (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)  
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Discussion GLBTRT Web Committee Report - Midwinter 2014

by David Isaak on Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 04:34 pm

Recent Activities

  • Worked with ALA Help Desk to correct the SEO title on the RT Elections page.
  • Worked with ALA Helpdesk to resolve error messages at the top of the blog tabs on the front page.

Recent Activities

  • Worked with ALA Help Desk to correct the SEO title on the RT Elections page.
  • Worked with ALA Helpdesk to resolve error messages at the top of the blog tabs on the front page.
  • Unpublished Twitter tab on the front page as it is not displaying properly.
    • Twitter tab problem is ALA-wide; last update was on June 13: “Twitter changed its API without warning, and we’re awaiting a module update” – Louise Gruenberg.
  • Consulted with the ALA Design office on pricing to have them develop six re-usable feature slides and a custom header for the RT Site (similar to what GameRT has done). The estimates from the design office are:
    • $300-$400 to design the feature slides
    • $400-$500 to design the custom header and CSS color scheme
    • Waiting on instructions from the RT Board before proceeding any further.
  • Added three new committee pages:
  • Posted new resource guide based on program from Annual 2013
  • Committee members Snell and Isaak performed regular content updates to the RT website for elections, conferences, web forms, etc.
  • Committee member Freeman continued to administer GLBTRT blogs.
  • Committee member Boeree continued to supply content to our social media feeds. 

Google Analytic Reports

Upcoming Work

  • The WordPress theme for the news blogs will be transitioned to a new responsive theme called Kassi. The new theme is optimized for display on phones, tablets, and the desktop. If all goes well, the plan will be to transition the other three blogs to this theme.  
  • The news blog will begin to have more content as new articles from the Newsletter are added to the blog.
  • The LibraryThing account will be updated after the release of Stonewall book awards, the Rainbow book list, and the Over the Rainbow book list.

Committee Staffing

  • Currently, all Web Committee members are schedule to cycle off after Annual 2014.
  • Discussions have taken place with the RT chair and chair-elect about getting the committee up to six members, each serving two year terms, with half cycling off each year.
  • David Isaak, Kate Boeree, and Jeremy Snell have agreed to stay on for one more year (2014-2015) to help start the new staggered rotation.
  • Jeremy has volunteered to serve as committee chair in 2014-2015.  

Committee Roster

  • David Conners Isaak (Chair, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
  • Kate Boeree (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
  • John Mack McGowan Freeman (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
  • Jeremy G. Snell (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
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The Web Committee develops and maintains the web presence of round table.  It strives to provide the best platforms, upon which the round table can promote LGBTQ literature to the world.  The group strives to design and implement services that comply with accessibility standards.  Send questions and comments to glbtrt@gmail.com.

Currently, Web Committee documentation (work flows, to-do lists, etc.) are being edited, reorganized and migrated to the forthcoming, GLBTRT Procedure Manual.  As work progresses through Spring 2011, text in committee documents will be crossed out, later to be deleted.  The Procedure Manual will soon be live and links to the manual will be created at that time.

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