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Super Library Marketing: Practical Tips and Ideas for Library Promotion

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Angela Hursh, Library Marketing Expert

I have more than eight years experience as a library marketer and nearly 20 additional years in communication. My passion is helping libraries to promote their collection and services and create an emotional connection with their community. Find me on LinkedIn as Angela Hursh and Twitter and Instagram: @Webmastergirl.

But I’m Not a Writer! 10 Free Tools To Help You With Library Blog Posts, Speeches, Emails, and More.

Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library I do my best writing in the darkness. I wake up most workdays around 5:30 a.m. I pour coffee and add enough creamer to turn the liquid from black to beige. Then... Continue Reading →

🤦I Screwed Up! Why You Should Never Trust Artificial Intelligence (AI) To Handle Your Library’s Closed Captioning

https://youtu.be/O87n6atiMg0 Watch Now The Library Marketing Show, Episode 177: I made a big mistake. I trusted Artificial intelligence (AI)! It was embarrassing but... it's a great lesson for me and for your library. In this episode, I'll share what I... Continue Reading →

Paid Partnership for the Win! How a Library System Turned a Holiday Tradition Into an Opportunity To Reach New Library Marketing Goals

Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library Trenton Smiley’s job in a library is what you might call a full-circle moment. At the age of 21, Trenton went to the library with his future wife to research careers. While... Continue Reading →

There’s New Advice for Libraries About Posting to Social Media but… Should You Actually Take It?🤔

https://youtu.be/YazMN2h8qoM Watch Now The Library Marketing Show, Episode 176: A marketing agency has done the research and is unveiling the best days and times to post on social media. But is this the advice your library has been searching for?... Continue Reading →

8 Secrets to Writing Irresistible, Must-Open Library Email Subject Lines PLUS 6 Free Tools To Ensure Success!

Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library Your subject lines play a significant role in the success of your library email marketing campaigns. They're the first thing your recipients notice about your emails.  And a good subject line is... Continue Reading →

Is This the Beginning of the End for Social Media Marketing at Your Library? 4 Ways To Prepare Now!

https://youtu.be/00Z8Bv9CtOw Watch the video The #LibraryMarketing Show, Episode 175: Is this the end of social media marketing for libraries?? I know that's a scary thought. (But, is it really?) There are signs that social media, in general, is not holding... Continue Reading →

“Pure Chaos”: A Library Marketer Reveals How She Turned a Scavenger Hunt for Six Baby Dinosaurs Into a Promotional Win

Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library When Julia Pitts walks into a library or flips open a newly checked-out book, she remembers her grandmother, Velma. A frugal woman who grew up in the Great Depression, Velma embedded Julia... Continue Reading →

The Library Marketing Lesson You Can Learn From the Greatest Out-of-Office Message Ever!

https://youtu.be/qAuZCknDknc Watch this video The Library Marketing Show, Episode 174: I received the best out-of-office message EVER from a librarian! And part of the reason it was the best was that it contained a marketing message. Find out how you... Continue Reading →

How to Analyze Your Library Marketing: A Primer AND a Deep-Dive into Data to Ensure Promotional Success This Year

Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library In my sophomore year of high school, I nearly failed my math class. Geometry at Old Fort High School was taught by Mrs. Hoover, a quiet, unassuming woman with a bouffant hairdo... Continue Reading →

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