Let the Sparks Fly: 12 Ways to More Effective Marketing

Liz Morris
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Published: 22 April 2015
Let the Sparks Fly: 12 Ways to More Effective Marketing

Creativity is liberating. It is challenging. Creativity, as some maintain, is at the heart of philanthropy. It is also a key ingredient for conducting inspiring marketing of your library services – though not the only one.

In a recent WebJunction webinar, our dynamic guest presenter Jamie Matczak of the Nicolet Federated Library System in Wisconsin provided her insights on 12 Ways to More Effective Marketing. We've captured a condensed version of a few key tips below – and suggest you review the full archive to tap into the rest, along with the rich discussion and resource sharing that emerged from... Read more

The Social Library, Volume 9

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 21 April 2015
The Social Library, Volume 9

We're excited to share Volume 9 of the Social Library, our weekly feature highlighting the great work of those libraries we follow on Facebook. This week's discoveries include highlights from National Library Week, a variety of library programs, and recognition of library volunteers who help make it all happen.

Mesa County Libraries in Grand Junction, Colorado is hosting a day-long Library Comic Con on May 2. The program includes "free comics, a comic swap, activities for all ages, workshops, presentations, a film screening, a costume contest, exhibitor hall, and more!"
    
The Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount,... Read more

Accelerate Your Career with a Degree from Drexel Online

Drexel University
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Published: 15 April 2015
Accelerate Your Career with a Degree from Drexel Online

Continuing your education is an important step towards career advancement, and there's no better time than now to get started. Through a partnership between WebJunction and Drexel University, WebJunction members are entitled to receive up to a 40% tuition reduction on Drexel's over 100 top-rated online degree and certificate programs.

Drexel University's online programs offers the same quality education you would receive on campus, but in a convenient, online format perfect for the working professional.

Available programs include Drexel's ALA accredited Library & Information Studies, ranked #10 nationally among "America's BEST Graduate Schools" by U.S.News & World Report. Drexel University's... Read more

Telling Stories with Games at Your Library

John Pappas
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Published: 09 April 2015
Telling Stories with Games at Your Library

Storytelling games are a natural fit for a library. A library, itself, is a collection of stories. They are in the books, the movies, the media. They inhabit the meeting rooms, the social spaces, the computers. People meet, create and imbue a library with stories. So let us talk about storytelling games.

In a Storytelling game, one of the main mechanisms is for the players to creatively craft disparate narrative elements into a cohesive story. Perhaps symbols on a die roll need to be interpreted to make sense. Maybe cards are played that need to be linked together with a... Read more

Stories of Health Happening in Your Libraries

Liz Morris
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Published: 08 April 2015
Stories of Health Happening in Your Libraries

Get inspired by these examples of libraries supporting their patrons with health information, sent to us over the past two years. If you have a story to share, please don't hesitate to send it our way!

Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library | Bristol, PA | Community Served: 9,633 - Submitted By | Dana Barber, Library Administrator | October 2014: "The Grundy Library is busy building a partnership with our local hospital Lower Bucks Hospital. Currently, we are partnering to provide access to Affordable Care Act (ACA) navigators who are available on Tuesdays at the Library to assist individuals one-on-one with... Read more

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