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Why Is It So Hard for Libraries To Recruit New Cardholders? Early Research Results May Hold Answers Just in Time for National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Watch This Video The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 155: In this episode, I want to share the early results of ongoing research in Poland about how non-library users view the library. This research is being conducted with the help of... Continue Reading →

Your Library Has a Chat Service–Now, How Do You Get People to Use It? Here Are 6 Promotional Tips! [VIDEO]

Watch The Video Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 143: In this episode, we'll answer a viewer's question. Sara of the Washington State Library asked for help promoting library chat services. I have six suggestions that will work for any... Continue Reading →

Ditch the Formal Document! How One Library Turned Their Ordinary Annual Report Into a Storytelling Masterpiece That Connected With Their Community

Image courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library Here is a question that has been the source of many an existential crisis for library staff. What is the value of your work? That proposition is at the heart of a... Continue Reading →

Library Conferences Need More Marketing Sessions! 5 PLA Attendees Explain Why a Focus on Promotions is Critical Right Now [ARTICLE]

Photo courtesy the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library I’ve spent days trying to land on the right words to describe the amazing week I’ve just had. I attended my first Public Library Association conference this past week in Portland,... Continue Reading →

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 →

Two Key Areas of Marketing Focus That Will Deepen Your Community’s Loyalty to Your Library and Create the Truly Engaged Library User

Photo courtesy Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Click on the image to visit their digital library. For most libraries, the end of the fiscal year is here. I think this is the perfect time to implement two new... 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 →

How to Celebrate and Promote National Library Week….in a Pandemic!

Watch Now The Library Marketing Show, Episode 86 In this episode, I'll share some ideas for promoting the work of your library during National Library Week (April 4-10). These are suggestions you can use even though we're in the middle... Continue Reading →

COME BACK TO THE LIBRARY! Ideas for How to Re-engage Inactive Cardholders.

Watch Now The Library Marketing Show, Episode 77 In this episode, I'll share some ideas for getting inactive cardholders to come back and use the library again. Thank you to Jackie from the Union County Library System for submitting this... Continue Reading →

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