How to post Library News

Library news is one of the most dynamic and widely viewed parts of our website. It can be viewed all together, but posts are also embedded in the path of the target audience in places like Programming for Data Science and Makers Lab. News posts are also shared via email newsletters and social media.

The UX Team has been working on ways to make it easier to share your news with our users while still maintaining Library standards. Depending on the preferences of your team or department, there are three possible approaches. We will be reaching out to various groups over the next week to see what works best for each of you.

option 1: Send content to the UX Team

No need to learn any complex processes or software platforms.

  1. write the content using the text editor of your choice, making sure it includes any links and is free of typos
  2. Include at least one high resolution horizontal image to be used as the featured image. Include additional images as needed. If you don’t have a good image, the UX Team editor will help find one.
  3. Send your text and image(s) to ux@ucsflibrary.zendesk.com to open a ticket, and include a target date for publishing
  4. The content will be reviewed and edited for formatting and library voice then published

option 2: Send content to your designated editor

No need to learn any complex processes or software platforms. All content is fed to your designated editor who formats it in WordPress and publishes it following the established consistent process. (For example, Dylan is editor for Makers Lab posts and Joanna is editor for Data Science posts.)

  1. write the content using the text editor of your choice, making sure it includes any links and is free of typos
  2. Include at least one high resolution horizontal image to be used as the featured image. Include additional images as needed. If you don’t have a good image, the editor will help find one.
  3. Send your text and image(s) to your team/department editor
  4. The content will be reviewed and edited for formatting and library voice then published

option 3: Create a draft and submit for publishing

For this approach, you must be comfortable following the workflow and multi-step editorial process and writing and formatting content in the WordPress Gutenberg editor.

  1. Create a complete post including all images and metadata
  2. Submit for review and publishing by opening a ticket at ux@ucsflibrary.zendesk.com

As always, if you have any questions leave a comment or start a conversation in Slack at #ux-service.

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