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

Advocacy, Government, Libraries

Library Funding Series: Bracing for Budget Cuts

This is the first 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. My hope is that this series will help libraries prepare for potential funding challenges as a result… Continue reading Library Funding Series: Bracing for Budget Cuts

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”