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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 seven 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.

Your Summer Reading Challenge: How Your Library Can Use Big Events To Gather Compelling Content for Promotions During the Rest of the Year

“The only way we can differentiate ourselves is in how we communicate.” I heard this quote at a conference six years ago and it's never left me. I can't remember who said it, but I remember that it changed the entire way... Continue Reading →

New Research on Social Media Use Plus Updates on YouTube and Facebook for Libraries!

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​ Show, Episode 92 In this episode, we'll go through the three big new stories on social media that impact your library work. This includes new Pew Research on social media use, YouTube's overview on how... Continue Reading →

The Library’s Guide to TikTok: The Pros and Cons of Joining One of the Hottest Social Media Platforms

Every night before bed, I watch TikTok for about 20 minutes. The videos in my "For You" feed consist of funny animals doing hilarious things, fashion and makeup (I really miss dressing up!)  and books. I’m outside of the platform’s... Continue Reading →

How Authors and Libraries Can Work Together to Promote Book Talks!

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​​​​ Show, Episode 91 In this episode, ​I take a question from an author, who asked about how she can work with libraries to promote her appearances and book talks at the library. Kudos in this... Continue Reading →

Take Your Library Email Newsletter to the Next Level with These Eight New Topic Ideas!

This week, I heard a truism about email marketing. Marketing expert Ann Handley said, “Email is the only place where people, not algorithms, are in control.” When the pandemic struck, email became the only reliable way libraries had to communicate... Continue Reading →

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 →

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