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

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

Nonprofits, Planning Guides

New Product for Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Directors

I understand the rewards and challenges of working in nonprofits. I spent 15 years working in not-for-profit, mostly libraries, and have since worked with other nonprofit clients. I also know how it feels like we are too busy doing the actual work to step back and create a plan. Even when we know we should! Yet over the… Continue reading New Product for Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Directors

Planning Guides

New Product for Public Information Officers

I worked in local government for over 15 years, mostly in libraries, so I understand the rewards and challenges of being a Public Information Officer. I also know how it feels like we are too busy doing the actual work to step back and create a plan. Even when we know we should! Over the years, I discovered… Continue reading New Product for Public Information Officers