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Three Big Pieces of News About Instagram That Could Have Huge Implications for Library Marketing

Watch the Video Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 144: In this episode, we've got our monthly social media headlines, and this month, we're going to focus exclusively on Instagram. The platform is testing some new features and they could... 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 →

6 Simple Steps to Create the Most Important Asset in Your Library Promotional Arsenal: A Powerful Library Brand Style Guide [ARTICLE]

Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library Every time I see a misaligned pink square on top of blue and white plaid, my heart skips a beat. I realize that may be the weirdest sentence I've ever posted to... Continue Reading →

Is It Ever Okay to Hide Negative Comments on My Library’s Social Media Pages? How to Handle Trolls!

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 142: In this episode, we'll answer a viewer's question. Jennifer says her library has some followers that regularly comment on their posts, but never say anything positive. She wants to know how to... Continue Reading →

3 Promotional Goals to Re-engage Inactive Cardholders and Get Them to Use the Library MORE Than Before the Pandemic!

Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library Libraries spend a lot of time focused on getting people to sign up for a library card--particularly during summer. That's a worthy promotional goal. Imagine how great the world would be if everyone had... Continue Reading →

A Library Staffer Reveals the Secret Formula for Connecting With and Entertaining Patrons. (Spoiler Alert: It’s a Podcast!) [ARTICLE]

Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library digital collection At nearly every conference I attend, there is a session on podcasting for libraries. And no wonder, as podcasting has the cost of producing episodes has declined while listenership has... Continue Reading →

Solo Library Marketers! Here Are 4 Helpful Tips for Promoting Your Library With a Staff of One [VIDEO]

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 139: In this episode, I'll answer a question I hear frequently at conferences and events. There are thousands of small and rural libraries across the world that depend on a very small staff... Continue Reading →

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

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 →

📧How to Do Library Email Segmentation for Promotions on a Limited Budget![VIDEO]

Watch Now The Library Marketing​​​​​​​​ Show, Episode 138: In this episode, I'll answer a viewer's question. Michelle from Atlantic Public Library writes, "I am the director of a small library serving about 7,000 people in rural southwest Iowa. You have... Continue Reading →

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