St.Paul Public Libraries, together with the Ramsey County Library system, needed to redesign and rebuild their websites within a content management system.
They wanted a more contemporary design that could better highlight the content they offered, such as curated book lists, research databases, and special events.
Strategic Planning and Design
Working with staff from both library systems, we planned the site architecture, what features would be required, how to best present information, and the ways staff could add and update content. We designed the look and feel for both sites, and built out each one in the Drupal content management system.
The redesigned site featured themed sections for kids, teens, and pre-K, the ability to add and manage multiple blogs, tabbed lists of recommended books and lists of research databases. Users can search either the website content or directly into library catalog.
Originally designed and built by Electric Citizen founder, Dan Moriarty, the site has seen updates and upgrades through Electric Citizen. The sites are both currently managed and updated by internal staff of the library.