Marketing & Outreach

  • Spark Your Project: Tech Tools for Libraries

    Tech tools have rapidly emerged to augment digital storytelling, intuitively edit photos and video clips, easily convert complex file formats, and aid team collaboration without a myriad of emails. So, how do you know which tools can effectively help...

  • Geekhunt: Geek the Library in Austin, Texas

    So you're visiting Austin, Texas, sitting outside enjoying some local barbecue, and a bus passes by featuring three things: a stunning photo of Grammy nominated local band Grupo Fantasma, the Austin Public Library logo, and the message: "Nosenlo...

  • Outside the Lines: A Chat with Stacie Ledden and Amber DeBerry

    Have you felt the need to re-state the purpose and role of your library in the community? Have you wondered if patrons and community members can be re-introduced to the dynamic center of community your library has evolved into? That is exactly what O...

  • Open to Possibilities

    Do you have great ideas to advocate for your library? Maybe you have charted ways to raise awareness about your programs, but who will go out of the library and do the work? You have a wonderful but already over-stretched staff. Do you have a good te...

  • Libraries are Development

    Around the globe, libraries are a force to be reckoned with. A recent webinar highlighted cutting-edge libraries in developing and transitioning countries that are empowering their communities to achieve local goals. Presenters Bill Cartwright, Presi...

  • Photographs Tell the Tale of Libraries

    In recognition of the role of libraries in social, intellectual, and community life, famous photographers have spent years bearing witness to this institution that continues to form the foundation of democracies around the world.

    Robert Dawson...

  • Conquer Fear at the Podium

    Many of us are asked to speak in public, either at our own library or at other venues, about the resources we have to offer and how we continue to be relevant in the age of Google. How many of us can claim that we never feel nervous, terrified, or un...

  • Pew Type-ifies Library Users with New Quiz

    Back in March, The Internet Project at Pew Research released the results from their library engagement poll, From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers-and beyond: A typology of public library engagement in America. This week Pew has released a suppleme...

  • Geek the Force: Recruiting and Using Volunteers for Library Advocacy

    Like many libraries, Michigan's Herrick District Library found itself with a leaner staff facing more responsibilities in recent years. HDL staff members remained excited and optimistic about their work, and continued to dream mightily, but the libra...

  • Strike While the Iron is Hot

    Do you want to better know what your community wants and needs? How you can help fill community voids? How you can become a creative catalyst in your community? And most of all how you ensure that community members see your library as a vital communi...