Government, Media Interviews, Professional Articles

Podcast Transcript: “Business Resilience Decoded” interview on Crisis Communications

Thanks to my awesome summer intern Sydney, I now have transcripts of the podcasts I've been interviewed for. Here's a transcript of the podcast "Business Resilience Decoded," in which I spoke about the value of good crisis communications in libraries. Narrator: Welcome to Business Resilience Decoded. From Disaster Recovery Journal and Asfalis Business Resilience. Now, here’s… Continue reading Podcast Transcript: “Business Resilience Decoded” interview on Crisis Communications

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

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

Media Interviews, Professional Speaking

Podcast Interview: “How your library staff can be experts at social media”

I was recently interviewed for the podcast "Library Figures," in which I spoke about the strategic use of social media as a communications tool for libraries. I discussed the approach I used at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and how that evolved over time, as well as the benefits of letting many people contribute content while still… Continue reading Podcast Interview: “How your library staff can be experts at social media”