Customer Experience, Libraries, Marketing, Nonprofits

Podcast Transcript: “Library Figures” interview on Social Media in Libraries

Thanks to my awesome intern Sydney, I now have transcripts of several of the podcasts I've been interviewed for. The transcript below is from the podcast Library Figures, and we talk about how to empower library staff and grow your social media impact. Tyler Byrd: Cordelia, it’s going to be so great to have you on… Continue reading Podcast Transcript: “Library Figures” interview on Social Media in Libraries

Customer Experience, Innovative Services, Leadership, Libraries, 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

Consulting, Government, Leadership, Libraries, Nonprofits

Building a client base

Since I launched Cordelia Anderson Consulting nearly nine months ago, people often ask me, "Cordelia, what kinds of clients do you work with?" When I first started my business, I used two factors to determine potential clients: network and expertise. To elaborate, the questions I asked myself were, 1) "who is in my network," and… Continue reading Building a client base

Conferences, Libraries, 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, Libraries, Marketing

Reflections from the John Cotton Dana Awards 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 John Cotton Dana Awards Jury 2019