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Pivoting During the Pandemic

I recently had the honor of being asked to contribute to a new book from ALA Editions. Pivoting during the Pandemic: Ideas for Serving Your Community Anytime, Anywhere is now available for preorder and will be out this spring. Here's a description. When the pandemic suddenly forced many public libraries to close their doors or… Continue reading Pivoting During the Pandemic

Consulting, Customer Experience, Libraries, Training

Libraries Reopening After COVID-19

I've been thinking a lot lately about what libraries must be going through as they plan to reopen after being closed due to COVID-19. It must be such a mix of emotions for library leaders and employees. Excited to go back to the jobs that they love. Nervous about being exposed to germs. Uncertain about… Continue reading Libraries Reopening After COVID-19

Advocacy, Government, Libraries

Library Funding Series: Aftereffects of the funding crisis

This is the fourth post in my Library Funding Series, a series of posts about my experiences and lessons learned from serving as the marketing and communications director for a public library during the 2008 recession and its aftereffects. Read previous post.  In my first three posts, I explained the funding impacts, public relations challenges, and… Continue reading Library Funding Series: Aftereffects of the funding crisis

Advocacy, Government, Libraries

Library Funding Series: Communications Tips for Surviving a Funding Crisis

This is the third post in my Library Funding Series, a series of posts about my experiences and lessons learned from serving as the marketing and communications director for a public library during the 2008 recession and its aftereffects. Read previous post.  In my previous post, I explained how we transitioned from a very negative community… Continue reading Library Funding Series: Communications Tips for Surviving a Funding Crisis

Advocacy, Government, Libraries

Library Funding Series: Shifting from Negative to Positive

This is the second post in my Library Funding Series, a series of posts about my experiences and lessons learned from serving as the marketing and communications director for a public library during the 2008 recession and its aftereffects. Read previous post.  In my previous post, I explained the funding reductions we were faced with in… Continue reading Library Funding Series: Shifting from Negative to Positive