December 3, 2013

Level 2 – Description of Service

The Colorado State Library will work with you to determine which level is the best fit for your needs.

Library responsibilities:

  • Provide graphics, URL and data to set-up and configure the Library’s website.
  • Send one or more staff members to Colorado Online Libraries training to learn the editing features.
  • Commit a minimum of 1/2 hour per week for website updates and maintenance.
  • Provide a contact person for phone or email questions generated from the website.
  • Identify staff to participate in any Colorado Online Libraries training, technical programs, and content development activities that may be made available.
  • Use the website as the Library’s homepage and as a portal for information of interest to the community.
  • Promote the Library’s collection, programs, and services through the library website.
  • Locally developed web design and/or web design instruction for staff.
  • Graphic design and/or graphic design instruction for staff.
  • Locally developed FTP Access/Custom theming that may be necessary.
  • Local tech support for ongoing maintenance and support of the website and content.

Colorado State Library will provide:

  • Up-to-date and secure WordPress infrastructure.
  • Hosting by the State Library for up to 2 years.
    • The need hosting will be re-evaluated after 2 years.
  • A subdomain web address under (e.g. will be provided for free.
    • The State Library can assist in one-time mapping of the site to a custom domain URL (e.g., to be registered and maintained by the Library.
  • Help exporting the library website and hosting set-up on own hosting as appropriate if the library moves away from State Library hosting.
  • An initial training one-time session in person or online to train library staff how to set up Word Press sites and do basic customization of site features and functionality.
    • One-time training will include information on how to add content, manage software, maintain and update software themes and widgets, as well as information on website best practices.

Learn more about what Colorado Libraries Online can do for your library.