Paper-Free Academic Catalogs in WordPress

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:15 pm (EDT) (UTC-04:00)
Location: Room A221
Format: General Lecture Session

Session description

At USFSM, we have quit printing catalogs for students. We now run our catalogs as sites in our WordPress multisite setup. In this session, we’ll focus on why we changed formats, how the catalog is assembled, the success we’ve found, and the lessons learned.


Chris Flannagan

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Director of Digital Technology, Quasar Bio-Tech

Chris is a web dev, and he has been for close to 20 years. He was webmaster for a collectibles company, then for a hospital, then for a university.  Now he's Director of Digital Technology for a light therapy company called Quasar Bio-Tech.  All along the way he's freelanced like crazy, doing everything from social media management to custom CMSs and some fun WordPress plugins. He loves coding, he loves his wife and four year old, and he loves making music!


  • General Lecture Session: Paper-Free Academic Catalogs in WordPress

Sarah Fayard

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Associate Director of Community Engagement and Faculty Affairs, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Sarah has worked in multiple areas of higher education from student services at a community college to student life at a large university. Currently, she works as the Associate Director of Academic & Faculty Affairs at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, where this amazing conference is being held! Part of her role is to oversee curricular changes and their academic catalog, which they transitioned from a pdf into an awesome website.


  • General Lecture Session: Paper-Free Academic Catalogs in WordPress