Customer Experience, Innovative Services, Leadership, Professional Speaking

Reflections from my community engagement panel at ALA 2019

Last weekend, I attended the 2019 American Library Association Conference in Washington, DC. It was a great conference and a wonderful opportunity to connect with new and familiar professionals who work in the library industry. On Saturday, June 22, I presented as part of a Panel Discussion called "Community Engagement as a Mindset," hosted by… Continue reading Reflections from my community engagement panel at ALA 2019

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

Customer Experience, Innovative Services, Marketing, Professional Speaking

New video on the Marketing Funnel and Sieve

Since I debuted the "marketing funnel or sieve" concept at the Library Marketing and Communications Conference in St. Louis last November, I've been trying to figure out a way to share it with a broader audience. I decided to create a video – and even though it's still a work in progress, I'd like to share… Continue reading New video on the Marketing Funnel and Sieve

Customer Experience, Innovative Services, Leadership, Professional Speaking, Training, Uncategorized

Developing a problem-solving mindset

Instead of starting with all the reasons you can't do something, start with the assertion that you will do it. This thought popped into my mind the other say as I was thinking about the challenges faced by a client of mine. It reminded me of many times in my career when I would come… Continue reading Developing a problem-solving mindset

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?

Innovative Services

UNC-Charlotte’s Atkins Library embracing students who are parents

Today I had the pleasure of attending an event for something I'm passionate about. The folks at UNC Charlotte's Atkins Library were opening a second family study room for students who are also parents. I'm on their advisory board, and when the event invitation came through, I knew I wanted to go check it out.… Continue reading UNC-Charlotte’s Atkins Library embracing students who are parents