Category Archives: Promotions

Library 101

The Library 101 video debuted today at the Internet Librarian conference.  Created by Michael Porter (a.k.a. Libraryman) and David Lee King, the video is a foot-tapping, library-rocking tour-de-force.  Clear the next eight minutes in your schedule, put on some headphones, … Continue reading

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Sponsor a Magazine

The Lepper Library in Lisbon, Ohio has initiated a new program to deal with severe budget cuts:  they are asking their users to help out by sponsoring magazine subscriptions. This is a creative and interesting way to help maintain and … Continue reading

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Social Your Site

Jenny Levine makes a great case on The Shifted Librarian for adding a feature to your sites that allows users to easily share your content via social networks.  Not only will this offer a way for your users to help … Continue reading

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Virtual Bookplates

With our increasing reliance on electronic record keeping, especially online records, it makes a lot of sense to consider the use of virtual bookplates for those items which would normally have a printed label affixed within the book: An item … Continue reading

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Free Starbucks Coffee Recipes

Coffee and Libraries go together (at least for some of us who are addicts of both).  That is why the Free Starbucks Coffee Recipe E-Book (direct link to zipped Pdf file) is a nifty download brought to you by CoffeeFair. … Continue reading

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Free L’Amour

To celebrate the 100th birthday of Louis L’Amour, Bantam Books is providing a free copy of “Education of a Wandering Man : The Centennial Hardcover Edition” to any free lending library in the United States. found via the Unshelved blog

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Marketing Your Library

Marketing Your Library is a blog chock full of ideas, lists, and links for marketing, you know, your library! from LISNews

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Suitcase Libraries

There is a post on LISNews today about “Suitcase Libraries” in South Africa. These are basically small book collections in suitcases which are distributed to preschools to help encourage reading in areas with low literacy. The original article is here. … Continue reading

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Get your motor runnin’…

Where can us library types get our temporary tattoo fix?  No need to head out on that highway, just take a gander at Archie McFee! Could be a good promotional idea for a library…. from

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Programming on a budget

Coming on the heels of my previous post is an article about just the sort of creativity I referred to, although it deals with programming rather than marketing.  Isn’t it better to get attention from activities than simply promoting, though? … Continue reading

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Marketing your Academic Library

ALA’s ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) has posted an interesting article called “Developing a long-range and outreach plan for your academic library: The need for a marketing outreach plan“. It describes a series of promotional activities to market … Continue reading

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