July 20, 2020

5 storytime tips for the uninitiated

Those who work with youth all share a common goal: finding ways to help kids keep learning. Reading aloud is one sure-fire way to do it. So whether you’re a parent *slightly* uncomfortable with reading aloud but wanting to try and hopefully light a reading spark in your youngsters, or a public librarian perfecting your online storytime chops, here are tips to help the uninitiated tackle the magic of sharing stories with kids. 

June 23, 2020

Add collection promotion to your curbside pickup service

Among the challenges of starting curbside comes opportunities to reach out to your community and let them know all the things the library offers them, both remotely and in-person. Not sure where to start? Here are six ideas. 

June 22, 2020

3 things your library can do right now to help with your community’s economic recovery

Your library likely offers resume-building services, trademark application help, online certification courses, and resources for entrepreneurs. But many of the people who would get the most value out of those offerings don’t even know they exist. How can you promote your small business and career resources? Here are three things you can do right now to get the word out.

June 9, 2020

Using LibraryAware to communicate with staff

We are all experiencing continuous updates and changes to protocol. Your staff should be at the top of your list when communicating updates. Email newsletters are an effective way to make a meaningful connection with your library community, and the same is true for connecting with your staff, especially in these times of social distancing. 

June 3, 2020

Communication is key to a successful and smooth library building reopening

In many parts of the world, libraries are working out the details of reopening their physical buildings while local health officials are setting guidelines for their communities. Ensuring their plans abide by those rules, while also providing the best service possible to their patrons, is unchartered waters for libraries.  

June 2, 2020

Campaign Guides are coming to LibraryAware

Communicating clearly and effectively is critical, particularly during a crisis, or when people have limited connectivity, or when information is constantly changing. Like now. And one of the best ways to make sure your message is received is to use a variety of channels with a consistent message.  

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