National Library Week 2023

It's almost National Library Week!  National Library Week, April 23-29, is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. Unfortunately, it comes at a time when libraries are being… Continue reading National Library Week 2023

CAC Updates, Conferences, Libraries

ALA Thoughts & More

I had the pleasure of attending the American Library Association Conference in Washington, DC last month. I found it energizing and inspiring to meet and catch up with so many organizations and libraries that I admire! I also got to see some of my favorite "library people" - former colleagues who have moved on to other library systems, current and past clients, library marketing peers, vendors and others.

Consulting, Professional Articles, Writing

Book writing process

As you might be aware, I am writing a book for ALA Editions set to come out next year. This has been such an exciting opportunity for me, and the staff at ALA Editions have been amazing to work with. As most authors will tell you, writing a book is fun but hard! Staying on… Continue reading Book writing process

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