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The 2021 Guide to Social Media for Libraries: Instagram

This is the third in a six-part series on social media best practices for libraries in 2021. Learn about Facebook here and get the guide for Twitter here.  I’m researching the most up-to-date tips for posting on LinkedIn, Pinterest, and... Continue Reading →

Psychographics Are the Key to Powerful Email Marketing: How to Unlock the Motivations and Aspirations of Your Cardholders

This is the second in a two-part series on email marketing for libraries. Read part one here. At the Library Advocacy and Funding Conference in September, a new buzzword seemed to be on the lips of many of the presenters.... Continue Reading →

Targeted Email Marketing for a New Era, Part One: The Pros and Cons of How Most Libraries Segment Their Audiences

This is the first in a two-part series on email marketing for libraries. Part two is here. If there is one thing that I know about library promotion, it's this: If you want to be successful in library email marketing,... Continue Reading →

Three Transformative Tips to Improve Focus and Re-Energize You When Working in the Library Doesn’t Feel Fun Anymore

I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted. The pandemic is exhausting. Worrying about the health and safety of family and coworkers is exhausting. Natural disasters, a nation coming to terms with centuries of racial disparity, and a Presidential campaign... Continue Reading →

Four Important Project Management Lessons You’ll Need to Survive the Next Year of Library Work

I'll never forget the day. It was hot and bright, the sun warm enough to leave no doubt that summer was here but not hot enough to melt the makeup clear off your face. I had been back from vacation... Continue Reading →

The One Social Media Shortcut That Can Tank Engagement and Cost Your Library in a Pandemic–or Anytime!

I know work is hard right now. But there is one time-saving social media marketing technique that libraries should avoid at all costs. Libraries should avoid cross-posting on social media. Cross-posting is when you post the same text and graphics... Continue Reading →

Videos Can Reach Library Users at Home Now and in the Future. Here’s Your Starter Kit.

In a time of social isolation, video is a great way to communicate with patrons. A video can help you provide service to the community without having an open physical building. If you are nervous about using video for marketing,... Continue Reading →

Seven Big Revelations I Had About Library Collection Marketing and How You Can Avoid Making the Same Mistakes

Four weeks ago, I started my new job. In my previous role at a major metropolitan system serving a population of nearly a million people, I thought I knew people who were wild about books. But these folks at my... Continue Reading →

Libraries are Winning the Relevancy War! Why Now is the Perfect Time to Banish Your Fear and Promote Your Books

I have a confession to make. For more than a year now, I've been amid an internal struggle that caused me some anguish. It started when I realized that I was hearing the same phrase from many administrators and staff... Continue Reading →

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