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Super Library Marketing: Practical Tips and Ideas for Library Promotion

Monkeys on the Loose… and How To Decide if Your Library Should Use Newsjacking for Promotion!

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​​​ Show, Episode 90 In this episode, ​I talk about a crazy story of monkeys on the loose in Cincinnati and introduce the concept of newsjacking. I share the four questions you should ask yourself before... Continue Reading →

Don’t Release All Your Library Promotions at the Same Time: Why a Staggered Approach Reaches More People!

I am a new-ish fan of K-pop. During quarantine, my 20-year-old daughter asked me to watch a reality series with her. It features her favorite Korean boy band, Stray Kids. I was touched that she wanted to spend time together.... Continue Reading →

What a New Study Says About Books, Reading, and Libraries!

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​​ Show, Episode 89 In this episode, ​we'll talk about the top line results of the Immersive Media & Books Research Project 2020. Kudos in this episode go to Richmond Public Library for their Binge Bundles... Continue Reading →

Library Blogs are the Best! How to Use Your Website to Amplify Your Library Marketing Message on Your Own Terms

One of the hardest and most rewarding things I ever did while working for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County was to start a blog. It took me five years to get it off the ground. I wrote... Continue Reading →

Library Promotion Updates for Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook That You Need To Know!

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​ Show, Episode 88 It's time for our social media updates for Library Marketing! In this episode, find out about updates to Instagram Stories, YouTube shorts, and Facebook. Kudos in this episode go to Illinois Prairie... Continue Reading →

Rebuild Your Summer Reading Program! Here Are Ten Tips To Boost Participation This Year

In just a few weeks, the annual summer reading program will kick off at libraries in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. And for the second year in a row, libraries are struggling to create a program that engages the... Continue Reading →

Which is the Best Platform for My Library’s Virtual Storytime Videos? Viewer Question Answered!

Watch Now The Library Marketing​ Show, Episode 87 In this episode, I'll answer a question from Jennifer from Lexington County Public Libraries. She writes, "Keeping in mind fair use guidelines, would it be better to post our virtual pre-recorded story... Continue Reading →

The Quest for Perfection May Spoil Your Library Promotions! How To Walk the Line During the Revision Process and Still Create Authentic Messages

I learned a skill as a journalist which has been invaluable to me as a marketer. As a journalist, I was an expert at knowing when to let go of a piece of content and send it out into space, even though... Continue Reading →

How to Celebrate and Promote National Library Week….in a Pandemic!

Watch Now The Library Marketing Show, Episode 86 In this episode, I'll share some ideas for promoting the work of your library during National Library Week (April 4-10). These are suggestions you can use even though we're in the middle... Continue Reading →

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