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Super Library Marketing: Practical Tips and Ideas for Library Promotion

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I Spent 3 Hours in a Room Full of Curious and Committed Library Staff: Here Are the 4 Things I Learned From Them!

Photo courtesy Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County This past week, I spent three-plus hours in a room with 38 library marketers. We worked together on all those pieces of library marketing that we don’t normally have time for.... Continue Reading →

Your Patrons Are Not Goldfish! The Powerful, Scientifically Proven Reason Why Your Library Should Aim To Hold the Sustained Attention of Your Community

Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library When I was a child, my first pet was a goldfish. I named it Goldie. Totally original, I know. Goldie lived in a glass bowl decorated with neon-colored rocks and a tiny... Continue Reading →

Direct Foot Traffic in Your Library Branch Using These Six Secrets for Helpful Wayfaring Signage

There is a romantic notion attached to wandering the stacks of the library, aimlessly lost in a sea of books for hours on end. But for a portion of our community, efficiency is the name of the game. They're hoping... Continue Reading →

Fight for Your Ideas! Four Tips to Help You Get the Green Light for New Library Promotional Ideas

It's sometimes insanely hard to get any new marketing ideas to pass approval in a library. If there is a silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic, it's that the crisis helped libraries to see that there are new ways to market and... Continue Reading →

TV News Coverage Ain’t What it Used to Be. What Now?

For a long time, I lived in a bubble. I worked in a local television newsroom. I knew about EVERYTHING that was happening in my community, from which convenience store was most often targeted by robbers to where drug dealers... Continue Reading →

Solve the Mystery Of LinkedIn With One Seriously Easy Step

This is a short post. Because the answer to the question, "How did your library double engagement on LinkedIn?" is easy. We started posting more often. Let's back up a bit. Why would a library even consider being on LinkedIn? It's just one... Continue Reading →

Give People What They Really Want: Why You Should Market Services

Have you thought lately about why people sign up for a library card? I had the chance to work a booth at a public celebration where people could sign up for their first library card. I learned so much from interacting... Continue Reading →

How to Track Library Marketing with Google Analytics URL Builder

Recently, one of my readers asked me to explain how to use Google tracking links to analyze the success of library marketing efforts. So I've created an easy step-by-step guide to get you on the right track. Google links let... Continue Reading →

Q&A: How a Tongue-in-Cheek Message Sparked Success for Chicago Public Library

A few weeks ago, a video by the Chicago Public Library caught my attention. It was part of a series of videos designed to promote a fine amnesty program. If you haven't seen them, you need to. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3dZ-5Iwfz4 There are a whole series... Continue Reading →

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