Addressing Library Relevancy

Last month, Gallup released a story that had libraries high-fiving across the internet. Gallup reported that "Visiting the library remains the most common cultural activity Americans engage in, by far. The average 10.5 trips to the library U.S. adults report taking in 2019 exceeds their participation in eight other common leisure activities." This was great… Continue reading Addressing Library Relevancy

Consulting, Customer Experience, Libraries, Marketing

Podcast Interview: “Library Marketing With Cordelia Anderson”

Last year, I was interviewed for the "Public Libraries Podcast," in which I spoke about the relevancy challenges facing libraries, as well as different strategies and tactics that libraries can use to market themselves. We'll also cover the library "marketing funnel" and how libraries can remove internal customer barriers to increase usage and engagement. Listen… Continue reading Podcast Interview: “Library Marketing With Cordelia Anderson”

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