About The Project
The Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) is a forum of the Illinois Library Association (ILA) and a chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Academic libraries in this document are defined as college, community, technical and junior colleges and university libraries as well as research libraries not affiliated with academic institutions.
I obtained this freelance design and development project through a recommendation from the director of the A.C. Buehler Library. IACRL was originally a static HTML page, however, at the time, they did not have any members who knew HTML. I was tasked with redesigning and developing the site on a content management system so that users could easily update the site without any HTML knowledge. Building and even designing this site was a challenge. IACRL did not have the funds to upgrade their web hosting package and therefore had a server with a very low PHP memory limit. While this site is built on Drupal, it only has the barebones modules running. I would have liked to have been able to build them a better site for IACRL, and certainly my designs leaves a little to be desired and feels unfinished. But in the end everything was limited in one way or another by budgets or lack thereof.