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New Algorithm Insight Means Your Library’s Facebook and Instagram Posts Will Need To Change but… It’s Not Necessarily a Bad Thing!

https://youtu.be/T02DMvNq3yU The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 160 In this episode, I have three whopper social media headlines to share. First, there is new insight into the Facebook and Instagram algorithm. What does this mean for your library? We'll talk it... Continue Reading →

Effective Library Internal Communication Is Not Impossible! Libraries Share Tips for Keeping Staff Up to Date, Engaged, and Happy

Photo courtesy Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County The library I worked for when I started this blog had an annual tradition. Every year, our staff would march in the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day parade. Now, you must understand... Continue Reading →

Perfection Fatigue Is Good News for Your Library! What Millennial & Gen Z Patrons Really Want ⬇️

https://youtu.be/O2UW1PbjvDY The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 157 In this episode, I want to share some good news for libraries about something called Perfection Fatigue. This is the idea that people don't want to see your library in its most perfect... Continue Reading →

Was It a Fluke? What a Viral Instagram Video Can Teach You About Library Social Media Promotions

Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library In my many years of personal and professional social media use, I’ve never gone viral. Until two weeks ago. My brief moment in the sun came out of nowhere. And it was... Continue Reading →

What the Heck Is the Difference Between Library Statistics and Marketing Metrics? Here’s the Full Explanation and Why They Are BOTH Important!

Watch the Video Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 156: In this episode, we'll explain the difference between library statistics and library metrics. We use the terms interchangeably. But the exact definition is really important to the success of your... Continue Reading →

Turn Library Promotions on Their Head with This Surefire Yet Simple Way To Capture Attention

Photo courtesy Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Imagine for a moment that you are walking down a city street, minding your own business when you see the clown Pennywise. That’s right. The terrifying lead character from the Stephen... Continue Reading →

Your Patrons Are Not Goldfish! The Powerful, Scientifically Proven Reason Why Your Library Should Aim To Hold the Sustained Attention of Your Community

Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library When I was a child, my first pet was a goldfish. I named it Goldie. Totally original, I know. Goldie lived in a glass bowl decorated with neon-colored rocks and a tiny... Continue Reading →

Is Your Small Library Competing with a Bigger, Neighboring Library? This Episode is For You!

Watch the Video Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 149: In this episode, we will answer a viewer's question. "I am wondering if you have any marketing advice for a small-town library surrounded by much bigger libraries." "Some of our... Continue Reading →

Valuable and Timely Advice for Marketing from 5 of the Top Minds in Library Promotion

Photo courtesy Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County My first American Library Association Annual Conference was a whirlwind. I spent my time in DC searching for my people. You know them--the library staff members who are tasked with promoting... Continue Reading →

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