[Michlib-l] Subsidized websites for small and rural libraries

Norris, Sonya (MDE) NorrisS2 at michigan.gov
Fri Feb 12 10:58:36 EST 2021

Greetings Michigan Library Community,

If you're thinking about a new website, consider Public Libraries on the Cloud (Ploud), a subsidized website solution serving half of the small and rurals in the lower peninsula and the upper peninsula. Cost to libraries is $208 a year. Intent to join must be received by March 5 for the April training group. The next onboarding group deadline is November 1.

This is the template new libraries receive<https://michmasteradv.ploud.net/>.

  *   Libraries have a choice of four templates and four to a dozen color schemes for each one. Libraries can upload their own logo, photos, and branding. You can keep your current web address.

  *   The template includes dynamic content for your patrons that is updated by the Library of Michigan. This dynamic content includes:
     *   Free, online course listings<https://michmasteradv.ploud.net/virtual-events/virtual-classes> offered to Michigan residents by MSU Extension
     *   Virtual vacations<https://michmasteradv.ploud.net/virtual-events/virtual-vacations>
     *   COVID-19 Resources<https://michmasteradv.ploud.net/covid-19>
     *   MeL eResources delivered directly from your library's site for Adults<https://michmasteradv.ploud.net/eshelf-research>, Kids<https://michmasteradv.ploud.net/kids-teens/kids-homework-help>, and Teens<https://michmasteradv.ploud.net/kids-teens/teens-homework-help>

  *   The template also includes space for recommended content such as: About Us, Board of Directors, Director's Message, Policies & Procedures, Services, and more. We'll build this content out during a series of four training workshops.

The training/workshop schedule for the next onboarding group is:

  *   WORKSHOP ONE: Tuesday, April 6 :: 10:00-11:00 AM/ET
  *   WORKSHOP TWO: Thursday, April 8 :: 10:00-11:00 AM/ET
  *   WORKSHOP THREE: Tuesday, April 13 :: 10:00-11:00 AM/ET
  *   WORKSHOP FOUR: Thursday, April 15 :: 10:00-11:00 AM/ET

Feel free to contact Sonya Schryer Norris at the Library of Michigan with questions or for a demo.

#LSTAGrant. In order to be eligible for this subsidy, libraries must be eligible to receive LSTA/state aid.

Sonya Schryer Norris
Library Consultant
Library of Michigan
Michigan Department of Education

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