January 23, 2019
Committing to the needs of our LibraryAware customers
If you use LibraryAware, you probably received an invitation – or *cough* 3 – to take our survey a few months ago. We were overwhelmed, in the best way possible, by your response. More than 700 of you answered our questions about how you use LibraryAware, what features are important to you, and your ideas for its future. Here’s a taste of what we heard and what you can expect in 2019.
January 2, 2019
Steal this idea: Best of lists
Everyone loves lists. Just look at any magazine cover, Pinterest feed or popular blog post. They all snag readers with “Top 10 Solutions for…” and “7 Easy Ways to…” lists. So why not create lists like this customized for your library, featuring the books your patrons checked out the most this year? Or how about the books highest in demand, determined by your holds lists? Your library’s integrated library system (ILS) and circulation data offer great resources for creating lists your patrons will love.
December 17, 2018
Resolve to make social posts easier in 2019
Finding relevant content for your social channels can be a challenge. LibraryAware makes things easy with “ready-to-post” items *and* a quick way to schedule them now for the year ahead. A little effort now will make your job easier in 2019. Here’s how to do it in 4 quick and easy steps.
December 11, 2018
Steal this idea: Express Checkout Promotions
Chatham-Kent Public Library (CKPL) in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, is one of three recipients of the Engaging Readers at Your Public Library grant. Earlier this year, CKPL completed a four-month campaign to engage patrons and energize staff in reading, watching, learning and playing with CKPL’s collections. We recently chatted with Manager of Support Services Heidi Wyma about one of the innovative ideas her library tested during this campaign that you might want to try at your library.
November 27, 2018
EveryLibrary and LibraryAware voting YES on libraries
When I was growing up, my parents always took me with them when they went to vote -- every single election; general, primary, special, local, national. They taught my brother and me that you always vote. You always show up. Moreover, they also taught us that when it came to ballot measures on budgets that fund libraries and education, you always vote YES. I am thrilled to share and to be a part of this partnership with Novelist and EveryLibrary to work with five libraries on their 2019 campaigns.
June 25, 2018
New feature: LearningExpress templates now available in LibraryAware
Wouldn’t it be great to have an easy way to remind your patrons that they have free access to LearningExpress along with the other great online services and databases your library provides? Or how about a way to encourage them to *use* those databases?