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Super Library Marketing: Practical Tips and Ideas for Library Promotion

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Listening Is the Key: How One Woman Turned Her Superpower Into a Video Marketing Series That Changed Public Perception of Her Library

As you well know, libraries have changed, evolved, and adapted in some remarkable ways, particularly in the past 19 months. But past perception continues to be a real hurdle for libraries. Plenty of people who would call themselves a fan of the library don’t know all the things the... Continue Reading →

What Is “Rented Land” and Why You Shouldn’t Build Your Library Promotions on It!

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 115 In this episode, in light of last week's Facebook and Instagram outage, we'll look at the term "rented land." And I'll give you some alternatives to putting library marketing content on "land"... Continue Reading →

Fight for Your Ideas! Four Tips to Help You Get the Green Light for New Library Promotional Ideas

It's sometimes insanely hard to get any new marketing ideas to pass approval in a library. If there is a silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic, it's that the crisis helped libraries to see that there are new ways to market and... Continue Reading →

Looking for Guaranteed Email Marketing Success at Your Library? Here Are Four Essential Metrics To Track.

Use the feedback button to share your most pressing email marketing question. I'll answer these in a future blog post! I love opening the "reports" tab on an email platform. There is a second or two of anticipation as the... Continue Reading →

How Do We Get People To Come Back to the Library? Four Ideas That Can Help You Rebuild Use of Your Library

Here is something I've noticed in my conversations with library staff over the past six months. Staff share a profound feeling of separation from their communities. They've been working for more than a year without the normal interactions with the... 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 →

The Quest for Perfection May Spoil Your Library Promotions! How To Walk the Line During the Revision Process and Still Create Authentic Messages

I learned a skill as a journalist which has been invaluable to me as a marketer. As a journalist, I was an expert at knowing when to let go of a piece of content and send it out into space, even though... Continue Reading →

Your Library Can Reach Teens With Programming and Marketing! A Look Inside the Lives and Minds of the Elusive Generation Z

There is one question I get every time I work with a library or speak at a conference. Library staff always want to know, “How do we reach teenagers?” Teenagers are not alien beings. They're just another target demographic with... Continue Reading →

The Dreaded Library Annual Report: How to Create a Masterpiece that Showcases Your Library’s Value and Inspires Your Readers

Is there any library marketing task as daunting as the annual report? I don't think so. Neither does reader Carrie Weaver of Peters Township Public Library. She is the inspiration behind this post. Carrie writes, "I am sure many other... Continue Reading →

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