At the Ref Desk (9/14/15): Student: Are these databases like the ones in high school? Me: How long have you been here? Student: A week. Me: Well, yes the databases are similar -- only we have a whole bunch more and we focus a bit more on the details -- so you can find the things you need. I then showed her how to plow through a pile of search results and identify promising articles which she could send to herself and read later. [more...]

Drupal for Libraries - Slides

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 2/29/08 (6:34pm)

First, I'd like to thank everyone for coming. I appreciated the energy and enthusiasm -- plus the good questions.

Above are the slides for the first part. For the second part, see the screencast "Creating a Library Database Page with Drupal".

I should have the audio file up in a few days. [Done 3/4/08]

NOTE: the 'full-screen' version at SlideShare actually looks pretty good. Have a look...

For the person who was having trouble using the "Sandbox" at, try the demo at

If anyone has any questions, feel free to contact me.

Again, thanks both to MLS and to the people who came!

UPDATE: Nice news from Slideshare:

Hey leoklein!

Your slideshow Drupal for Libraries has been included in the Spotlight section on SlideShare.

Enjoy your day! the SlideShare team

Must be the picture of me hanging upside-down that did it.


by Mikael Jacobsen on Fri, 2/29/08 (6:51pm)

Thanks for the instruction, I enjoyed it and perhaps more importantly learned. You mentioned putting the Franklin Park Library's site up, but in all the hustle and bustle of leaving I never gave you the URL.
Cheers and thanks again.

by Leo Klein on Mon, 3/3/08 (3:09pm)

Thanks for coming!

Here's the listing for Frankin Park:

by Ahren Sievers on Fri, 4/4/08 (10:23am)

I was actually there in person for your original talk and here I am over a month later actually getting ready to get started (starting a new project on a Friday probably not a great idea). I'm grateful you put this up. It's a great refresher!

by Leo Klein on Fri, 4/4/08 (10:52am)

Re: I was actually there in...

Good luck and thanks for coming.