Dynamic, creative and strategic, I endorse Cordelia as the preeminent marketing and communications professional in the library industry. I had the pleasure of working with Cordelia during my tenure with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Her leadership during the great recession was critical to the organization’s recovery as she positioned the Library as an essential service in the community, garnering tremendous grassroots support that manifested in restoration of the budget, staffing and hours of operation. Years later, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has reestablished itself as one of the premier urban libraries in the country. I have continued to monitor Cordelia’s career and contributions on the national landscape and I always look to her for counsel on strategic initiatives, particularly marketing and communications efforts. I wholeheartedly endorse Cordelia as an industry leader.
– Michael Lambert, Acting City Librarian, San Francisco Public Library
It was truly our pleasure to have you as our guest. You shared a wealth of knowledge that we very much need to assist us in building a strong foundation and grow as a team in promoting and elevating our library to the next level. Our group enjoyed our time with you and appreciated your taking the time away from your busy schedule to present the information to us … You provide positive energy and inspiration, and I hope that I will have another opportunity to work with you again in the future.
– Janice Hall, Central Piedmont Community College Library Services
Just wanted to let you know that your recent article made my weekly highlight reading list. I send out an internal e-newsletter to Branch Managers with inspiration from the library field, and found your quote to be uplifting.
Thank you for working towards creating a shared vision of libraries providing essential support to communities!
– Cindy Hohl, Director of Branch Operations at Kansas City Public Library
I’m working on the new round of Library Journal‘s Successful Library Marketing course, and you were at the top of our list to present a session. We loved your presentation in our previous run of the course, and the audience agreed that your presentation was a favorite. We would be delighted to have you join us again!
– Saadia Khalid, Curriculum developer for Edmaker.co, Partner to Library Journal
Thanks so much for speaking for us today! You have such an engaging presence while you are presenting. You presentation was full of great content and insightful tips that our participants will be able to easily apply to their work. I appreciate all your hard work and useful knowledge, it clearly showed today.
Brittany Rand, Online Learning Coordinator for Edmaker.co, Partner to Library Journal
I love the concept of being ‘essential,’ not just ‘important.’ It also completes the circle a lot of library professionals have trouble with, in that they see the numbers going down, but they don’t have the data, or strategies, to change the trajectory.
This will be very helpful to share with other libraries. You continue to be the trailblazer, and for that, we are so appreciative.
– Sandra Swanson, President of OrangeBoy, Inc.
Great endorsement of your strategy — and the library. You make it look easy, but we know otherwise.
– Clark Swanson, Chairman & Founder of OrangeBoy, Inc.
I’d like to call you attention to a Linkedin article that I recently read by your colleague, Cordelia Anderson, PR and Marketing Executive at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – it’s attached. I know you will enjoy her insight.
– Colleen Bragiel, Senior Project Manager for Urban Libraries Council