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The 2021 Guide to Social Media for Libraries: Twitter

This is the second in a six-part series on social media best practices for libraries in 2021. I’m researching the most up-to-date tips for posting on the platforms most frequently used by libraries and sharing new insights every Monday. Learn... Continue Reading →

Worries in the Library World: Here are Answers to Your Four Biggest Library Marketing Concerns Right Now!

A few weeks ago, a good number of you were kind enough to respond to this question, "What is your biggest library marketing concern right now?" As you can imagine, many of those worries are not all marketing related. In... Continue Reading →

The One Social Media Shortcut That Can Tank Engagement and Cost Your Library in a Pandemic–or Anytime!

I know work is hard right now. But there is one time-saving social media marketing technique that libraries should avoid at all costs. Libraries should avoid cross-posting on social media. Cross-posting is when you post the same text and graphics... Continue Reading →

The Five Most Pressing Social Media Problems Faced by Every Library Marketer

This may mean I'm weird but one of my favorite things to do is check for information about social media on the Social Media Today website. And I'm a little obsessed with their monthly statistics report, which they publish in... Continue Reading →

How to Create a Social Media Strategy That Actually Works

The most effective, free marketing tactic in the library marketing professional's toolbox is social media. Personally, I love it. I think it's fun. And interesting. And despite the trolls, I've made some actual friends and professional connections in the social... Continue Reading →

Three Secrets to Delight People with Your Library’s Instagram

So, Instagram is a thing. A REALLY BIG THING. 700 million active users each month. 400 million active users each day. 250 million active users of Instagram stories each day. 4.5 billion photo likes each day. 59% of internet users... Continue Reading →

Three Questions You Need to Ask to Make a Powerful Pinterest Profile

Confession: I am a Pinterest junkie. I've loved the platform since its infancy. When it debuted in March of 2010, I scored an invite to join from a journalist friend (at that time, you needed an invitation) and it was... Continue Reading →

Why Did People Go Crazy Over This Social Media Post?

Sometimes, luck shines on the hardworking marketer and all the stars align to hand you an unexpected victory. This happened to my library recently.  One of our branches held a stuffed animal sleepover. I'm guessing someone in your library system... Continue Reading →

Four Ways to Fire Up Your Social Media And Create Super Library Fans!

I see a new trend on social media for libraries and I'm loving it! More libraries are reducing the number of Tweets they send promoting programs and they're doing more curating and advocating for the library industry. I think that's great! It... Continue Reading →

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