Thursday, January 14, 2016
Friday, January 08, 2016
|A scene from the 2015 PR Xchange|
Monday, January 04, 2016
Friday, December 18, 2015
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
“Today’s libraries are not just about what we have for people, but what we do for and with people,” said Feldman. “The goal of the Libraries Transform campaign is to change the perception that ‘libraries are just quiet places to do research, find a book, and read’ to a shared understanding of libraries as dynamic centers for learning in the digital age. Libraries of all kinds foster individual opportunity that ultimately drives the success of our communities and our nation.”
- Find images like this, which you can download as posters or postcards.
- Get a free web banner.
- Dig into the Toolkit.
- Watch the videos.
- Sign up for the campaign mailing list.
- Join in and get to work!
It's true that a majority of Americans still don't realize what libraries offer:
"People may not think of using libraries to get their information because they do not know that the services exist, and some of the existing services are not familiar or do not fit into their workflows."
This is just one of the findings from a research compilation that was released on Nov. 9, 2015:
OCLC Research has published a new compilation, The Library in the Life of the User: Engaging with People Where They Live and Learn, which represents more than a decade of collaborative work studying the information-seeking behaviors of library users.
The compilation lives here. On this site, you'll find:
- The full PDF, free to download
- A slideshow about the findings
- Contact info for OCLC's Senior Research Scientist, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, who compiled and co-authored the info
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
|From the infographic at http://blog.gale.com/bridging-the-libraryfaculty-gap|
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
|Some of the PRX winners on display|
|Full house at the PR Xchange Awards ceremony|
|Some of the colorful PR materials that people could pick up|
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Propose to Speak by July 15.
Register by July 30 to get the Earlybird rate of only $275.
(That rate includes breakfast and lunch, plus drink/snack breaks on both days! Please book your hotel room through the conference website to ensure that you get all the discounts we've arranged:http://www.amigos.org/lmcc)
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Friday, June 19, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
|Dothan Houston County staffers accept their award.|
Photo courtesy of Library Journal and NoveList.
+ Dothan Houston County Library System in Alabama won first place ($10,000).
+ Saint Paul (Minn.) Public Library won second place ($7,500).
+ Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library in Kansas won third place ($5,000).
Monday, April 13, 2015
Yesterday marked the start of National Library Week (#NLW15) in the US. Many libraries of all types do things to take advantage of this time, when ALA and other organizations have already primed the media to do library stories. Some, understandably, do more than others.
Now the staffers are spreading the word about its video across social media. It's one of the featured photos on the home page's scrolling promotions, too. (See top photo.) Here's the full video for you to enjoy:
"As a one-building library serving 180,000 people living in a 550 square mile area, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL) needs to be civic-minded—and with a wide range of programs and local initiatives, TSCPL lives up to its goals, serving members of the community at every level.Since 2008, the Topeka and Shawnee County citizens have joined forces through the Heartland Visioning planning process, “a collective effort to share ideas and dreams for our community. ..."
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
It's that time of year again---time to enter the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award contest. Once again, eight exceptional PR campaigns will win $10,000 each to further their work, thanks to the H.W. Wilson Foundation and to EBSCO.
In recognition of their achievement, John Cotton Dana award winners receive a cash award from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. The JCD Awards are presented at an elegant reception hosted by EBSCO held during the American Library Association annual conference."
Enter by the end of this month for a chance to win $10,000!