January 16, 2020

A secret resource for readers’ advisory training

NoveList Plus is one of our library’s most powerful tools for providing readers’ advisory services for our patrons. I hope, though, that you haven’t overlooked one of my favorite training tools:  a colorful little booklet NoveList produces called The Secret Language of Books: A Guide to Story Elements.

July 11, 2019

5 lessons learned after winning a levy campaign

Running a levy information campaign for a library can be a nerve-wracking learning experience even for the most seasoned marketer. After the ballots are cast and the dust has cleared, you will hopefully find yourself relieved that the public have cast their votes in favor of continued support or (hallelujah!) increased funding. I'm here to tell you that the real work is just beginning. 

May 7, 2019

Reimagining Library Card Sign-up Month

At EveryLibrary, we’ve helped several of our library partners reimagine their standard Library Card Sign-up Month by using best practices from voter registration drives and candidate interactions with voters. We know from the voter data how critical it is for those in your community who don’t use the library to see their librarians out in the community. We know from experience that volunteers can effectively represent their librarians in this kind of context, too. Taking your library card sign-ups outside the building allows you to build new relationships across neighborhoods. 

April 5, 2019

7 pro tips for creating book flyers

Sara Leady’s fun flyers particularly resonated with people. She’s the brilliant mind behind this flyer, created after FSU’s football team lost a brutal game to Clemson. She agreed to share some of her pro tips for creating memorable flyers. We hope you enjoy this guest post from Sara.

August 9, 2018

Steal this idea: Create a Display Hub for busy librarians

Looking for a way to share displays across your library system? Check out Durham County Library's Display Hub, which pulls together a similar set of materials so library staff across the county can quickly access display materials including posters, book lists, bookmarks, and flyers.

May 24, 2018

Audiobooks for family road trips

How does a family headed out on a summer road trip choose audiobooks that everyone in the car will enjoy as the miles roll by? We have suggestions for six middle-grade audiobooks that are full of family, friendship, and adventure, and that are sure to keep the kids AND the adults engaged. 

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