Conferences, Professional Articles, Professional Development, 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

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”

Marketing

Tell me about your needs in 2019

What kinds of marketing and communications support do you need in 2019? I'd love to know! Take this 3-minute survey and you can sign up to receive my free whitepaper "5 ways to boost your marketing & communications in 2019." http://ow.ly/5IsC30mZxXH Take the survey

Advocacy, Marketing, Professional Articles

ALA Newsletter: Because One Week Can Make a Big Difference

The American Library Association wrote this nice piece about my quick and effective National Library Week campaign using the Libraries Transform toolkit. Just goes to show that you don't need a big budget or a lot of time to plan an effective campaign! When the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library System in North Carolina staff realized National… Continue reading ALA Newsletter: Because One Week Can Make a Big Difference