Conferences, Professional Articles, Professional Development, Professional Speaking, Training

From Promotion to Engagement: My Keynote at the State Library of SC PR Exchange

At the end of April, I had the pleasure of speaking at the State Library of South Carolina's PR Exchange, April 26, 2019 in Columbia. My keynote was about community and customer engagement, a topic that is of interest to many libraries. Too often, when we talk about promoting libraries, the strategy resembles a megaphone.… Continue reading From Promotion to Engagement: My Keynote at the State Library of SC PR Exchange

Awards, Conferences, Innovative Services, Marketing, Uncategorized

Reflections from the JCD Jury 2019

I spent two days last week in Chicago, reviewing award entries as a member of the John Cotton Dana jury. This is my third and last year of serving on this jury, after winning the award myself in 2016. The John Cotton Dana Award honors outstanding library public relations. Each year, we review dozens of… Continue reading Reflections from the JCD Jury 2019

Conferences, Innovative Services, Marketing, Professional Speaking

Funnel, Sieve or Salad Spinner?

Last week, I had the pleasure of delivering the keynote address at the annual Library Marketing & Communications Conference with LMCC President Jennifer Burke. Jennifer and I covered a lot of topics during our keynote conversation and follow-up breakout session, but the topic that seemed to resonate with people most of all was my concept… Continue reading Funnel, Sieve or Salad Spinner?