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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 →

How to Gather Patron Stories for Library Promotion!

Watch Now The Library Marketing Show, Episode 67In this episode, Angela answers a question from Emily Orischak, Community Relations Coordinator at Berks County Public Libraries. She wants to know how to gather stories from your library patrons about why they... Continue Reading →

Five Creative Ideas to Help You Beat the Blues, Get Inspired, and Create Amazing Library Marketing Campaigns Again!

It is hard to believe that in a building filled with the stories, a library marketer would need inspiration. But alas, we are human. And sometimes we get stuck in a rut. Library marketers are expected to be energetic and... Continue Reading →

Five Tried and True Steps to Give the Best Conference Presentation of Your Life!

I don't have to convince most of you that speaking about your library and your work at a conference or in front of a large group of people from an outside organization is a big deal. The information you relay... Continue Reading →

Five New Fantastic, Easy Holiday Library Marketing Ideas

Nearly a year ago, I shared my top five holiday marketing ideas for libraries. These ideas work for any size library, in any part of the world. It was one of the most popular posts on this blog. We all... Continue Reading →

The Complete Guide to the Best Library Podcasts

There is an exciting movement in the library marketing world! More libraries are creating podcasts as a way to reach cardholders, tell stories, and share information. My own library is in season three of a podcast, Inside the Writer's Head.... Continue Reading →

Shrewd Marketers Challenge Conventions. So Should We!

I've thought a lot lately about how to approach library marketing in a new and fresh way. As my library creates and executes our strategy for summer reading, I am looking at each tactic and wondering if we can improve... Continue Reading →

Four Instant Ways to Improve the Most Valuable Page on Your Library Website

I find lately that I'm obsessed of late with library web pages. I've set aside time every week to look at how different libraries around the world set up their websites. What do library's feature or highlight their homepage? How... Continue Reading →

Manipulating Cardholder Feelings to Get Results

A cardholder recently leveled an accusation against my marketing department for making her feel all the feels. Here's the brief story: our library is trying to raise money for a facilities plan. We have several Carnegie-era branches that are not... Continue Reading →

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