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Super Library Marketing: Practical Tips and Ideas for Library Promotion

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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 →

How One Library is Promoting Themselves by Handing the Microphone to Patrons and Letting Them Make the Case

Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library Libraries know the power of storytelling. Most of us are literally and physically surrounded by some of the best stories in the world. But the quest for library stories that have emotion... Continue Reading →

Three Easy Ways for the Exhausted Librarian to Figure Out What Your Community Needs AND Find Promotional Inspiration!

More than once, I've sat down at my computer to turn out a clever, groundbreaking, truly engaging library promotion... and ended up staring at a blank wall. There are days, or weeks, or months (or let's be honest, years... like... Continue Reading →

Your Summer Reading Challenge: How Your Library Can Use Big Events To Gather Compelling Content for Promotions During the Rest of the Year

“The only way we can differentiate ourselves is in how we communicate.” I heard this quote at a conference six years ago and it's never left me. I can't remember who said it, but I remember that it changed the entire way... Continue Reading →

Marketing is Not a Dirty Word! Why Libraries Need to Promote Themselves Now, More Than Ever

Back in February, I had the great pleasure of attending and speaking at the Edge 2020 conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. While there, I heard from librarians across the United Kingdom as they shared stories about the fantastic work happening in... 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 →

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 →

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