This is the first post in my Library Funding Series, a series of posts about my experiences and lessons learned from serving as the marketing and communications director for a public library during the 2008 recession and its aftereffects. My hope is that this series will help libraries prepare for potential funding challenges as a result… Continue reading Library Funding Series: Bracing for Budget Cuts
In April 2020, I hosted two Library Marketing & Communications "Town Halls." I asked the question, as libraries are impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, how are library marketing and communications professionals responding? Topics included: Communications before, during and after the crisis Customer engagement strategies Current and potential funding challenges Participants learned from my experiences and… Continue reading Library Marketing & Communications “Town Hall”
In order to manage communications during a crisis, you need to first know your organization's Crisis Response Plan, i.e. what you will do in the event of a crisis. A crisis response plan may be complemented by a Continuity of Operations Plan, which describes how you will continue to operate (or not) in different types of situations, such as… Continue reading Assess Your Library’s Crisis Preparedness
A crisis is any situation that threatens the integrity or reputation of your organization. Here are some tips to get you started on developing a crisis communications plan. Remember, every good communications planning process has four phases: research, planning, implementation and evaluation. Research Think about the types of crises your organization might face by doing… Continue reading Developing a Crisis Communications Plan
I have a passion for helping community-serving organizations grow and thrive, and extensive experience delivering high-impact speeches, presentations and training sessions. I'm also an established library expert with a book about marketing and communications for ALA Editions coming out this year. Here are just a few examples of events that I can help you with: ConferenceMembers MeetingStaff… Continue reading Do you need a speaker for your next event, training or webinar?