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Help Your Community Understand a Crisis: 3 Tips To Thoughtfully Address World Events With Library Promotions [VIDEO]

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 134: This episode was born out of a desire to help libraries address the war in Ukraine and other major world events. There are 3 ways your library can provide context, resources, and... Continue Reading →

Here’s When It’s Okay for Your Library To Forget Perfection and Just Push Send!

Watch Now The Library Marketing Show, Episode 85 In this episode, I'll talk about why it's sometimes okay to send out marketing emails and e-newsletters that are *NOT* perfect. Kudos in this episode go to the Clearwater Public Library System.... Continue Reading →

COVID is Forcing My Library to Close Again! How Do I Communicate These Changes to My Patrons?

Watch Now The Library Marketing Show, Episode 72In this episode, Angela lays out a step-by-step plan for libraries who may be forced to close their physical buildings again because of rising COVID cases. Kudos in this episode go to the... Continue Reading →

It’s Not Personal: How to Deal with Negative Comments and Bad Online Reviews of Your Library

The lowest moment in my library career came about four years ago, when my library endured a year of bad press. First, a local TV news station ran a story about drug overdoses at the library. Then, our administration briefly... Continue Reading →

Tips for Dealing With Angry Patrons When Your Library Reopens

Watch Now The Library Marketing Show, Episode 49Angela addresses a serious subject. As libraries reopen their physical buildings, library staff members are worried about dealing with patrons who are upset. Angela offers some tips for dealing with patrons who are... Continue Reading →

Your Library is Reopening: How to Communicate New Rules to Your Staff and the Public During a Pandemic

What is your #1 library marketing worry or concern right now? In many parts of the United States, library boards and senior staff have decided to reopen in the next few weeks. My social media feeds are filled with posts... Continue Reading →

Don’t Stop Communicating! Tips for Handling Library Promotion Overload During a Crisis

Watch Now The #LibraryMarketing Show, Episode 44 When you're trying to figure out how to get all the work you have to get done during this pandemic and you're feeling overloaded, the one thing you SHOULD NOT sacrifice is communication... Continue Reading →

Re-purposing Content Saves You Time and Reaches Your Whole Audience. Here’s How to Do It Right.

If I had a nickel for the number of times I heard one of my library marketing friends say, "Wow, this was a crazy week" to me, I would rich. The pandemic has wide-ranging implications on libraries and library marketing.... Continue Reading →

Self-Care for Library Social Media Staff in the Midst of a Crisis like #COVID-19

Watch Now In this episode, Angela shares tips for self-care for anyone who is trying to manage a library social media account in the midst of a crisis, like a global pandemic. More Help Library Marketing During a Pandemic: Tips... Continue Reading →

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