Accompanying CD-ROM has brainstorming questions and worksheets, two sample step-by-step marketing plants, a one-day marketing workshop which includes a PowerPoint presentation and handouts, and a marketing plan exercise.
Creative Library Marketing and Publicity: Best Practices shares the success of libraries of various sizes and types—small to large public, academic, and school libraries, systems, and organizations. Each best-practice scenario describes a library’s successful experience with marketing, branding, and promoting a library service or program, providing information about planning, actual promotion techniques, and evaluating the success of the plan or promotion methods. Most importantly, each include tips and best practices for readers. Many of these ideas and techniques are applicable across the board, so they will help you implement similar methods to promote your library services and programs and spark different and unique uses for these techniques. Strategies covered include: Using constituents’ voices in outreach efforts Building a social media presence Crafting step-by-step marketing plans Planning and implementing branding campaigns Creating buzz with promotional videos Using e-mail marketing in outreach Marketing a new library space Marketing on a shoestring budget Drawing on the best practices, experience, and expertise of library personnel from public, academic, and school libraries, this volume brings together a variety of marketing plans and creative methods for promoting libraries and their programs and services to a twenty-first-century audience. All library employees should be able to take away something from these creative, successful efforts and apply tips, techniques, and best practice suggestions to their own library marketing efforts.
A Bold New Approach to Communicating with Students
Author: Brian Scott Mathews
Publisher: American Library Association
Category: Business & Economics
In this study, Brian Mathews uses his vast experience to speak directly to the academic library practitioner about matching services with user needs. This book proposes new visions and ideas, challenging the traditional way of thinking and providing a framework to target users more precisely.
Here’s an easy-to-follow, practical, easily-implementable, 21st-Century marketing book for academic and special libraries. Written by two practicing librarians who are passionate about communicating with users, the book provides both the inspiration and drive to market your library and practical tips and suggestions on how to do that effectively. Topics covered include: The process of planning a marketing campaign and how some time spent on planning at the outset can help keep you focused and help you determine your level of success. The importance of using brands and brand identity to help you establish your library’s brand and market that aggressively to your users and potential users. Brand consistency is stressed here. Marketing tools: Digital publications, Social media, Visual and print marketing materials, Personal interactions Events you can use throughout the year. For each topic, we will talk about best practices, what works, what often doesn’t, and we share best concise case studies from all types of academic and special libraries.
With contributions from library and information professionals (practitioners, researchers, faculty members, consultants, and others), Marketing Library and Information Services: A Global Outlook highlights a variety of exemplary LIS marketing practices and efforts from around the globe. The following broad topics are explored: changing marketing concepts; marketing library and information services in different countries; marketing library and information services in different kind of libraries; web-based LIS marketing, etc.
It’s often hard to juggle promoting a library’s e-resources effectively at the same time as building basic visibility within the community it serves. Useful for librarians at any type of institution, this How-To-Do-It Manual guides readers through every step of developing, implementing, and evaluating plans to market e-resources in an approachable and user-friendly way. Kennedy and LaGuardia show how front line librarians can improve awareness of under-utilized resources and increase demand for more of the same, thereby encouraging increased funding. Their book includes Four complete programs from both public and academic libraries A step-by-step organization guide, with a variety of feedback and assessment forms which can be used as models Numerous examples of well-executed plans and outcomes
Concise, how-to case studies from practicing public, school, academic, and special librarians provide proven strategies to improve brand management, campaign organization, community outreach, media interaction, social media, and event planning and implementation. Intended for the novice and the old hand, individuals and large staffs, this valuable guide provides librarians with the effective marketing tools necessary to help their libraries thrive in these challenging times.
Technological changes mean that the role of libraries is now not as obvious or assured as in the past. This means that to survive, libraries must actively market their products and services to their users and to their funding sources. A concise handbook which spells out the critical need for marketing for libraries, A Short-cut to Marketing The Library provides a series of practical and accessible tools to achieve success and includes publishers marketing suggestions. Brief description of classical planning and marketing techniques Easy to follow marketing tips geared to libraries and their offerings and working practices Encouragement for librarians to believe in their overall ability, and that they can make time for marketing, and that they will succeed
Rapid developments in information technology and media have resulted in increasingly diverse strategies for information retrieval by readers and users. The duty to cope with this phenomenon and to master the situation forms one of the biggest challenges facing libraries. In order to strengthen the awareness of the potential of tools for management and strategic planning, a two-day meeting was held under the auspices of IFLA's Management & Marketing Section in Bergen, Norway in August 2005. Managers of different types of libraries, researchers and educators from five continents shared their experiences with research methods, data collection, evaluation, performance measurement, best practice strategies and policies. This book contains their presentations in the form of full length articles.
This book covers basic marketing tenets and terminology, how to go about setting up a marketing plan, and contemporary topics such as branding and marketing to women. This book is illustrated throughout with successful strategies libraries are currently using to market their services. Skill-building exercises are included for students and practitioners and cases studies are incorporated for analyzing current library marketing issues. Special topics in library marketing including branding, marketing to women, creating 'buzz', marketing yourself Emphasis on creativity and innovation Practical advice from practitioners on what works and what does not
The marketing of library services is an essential agenda item for almost all kinds of libraries all over the world. In this volume 47 experts from 20 countries address the issue through 40 articles. The bundling of dozens of contributions from a truly international group of librarians, presented in this book, provides a broad spectrum on the topic. This book will thus prove immensely useful, helping both working librarians and future librarians to understand vital issues relating to the marketing of library and information services at the local, national and international level. The book is divided into the following six sections: Marketing concept: a changing perspective; Marketing in libraries around the world; Role of library associations; Education, training and research; Excellence in marketing; Databases and other marketing literature.
Explains effective marketing strategies and identifies the tools needed to boost the visibility and increase the use of your library in the community. • Provides an essential resource that instructs and guides librarians from all types of organizations throughout each stage of the marketing and public relations process • Enables librarians with little or no experience in marketing to plan, implement, and evaluate a marketing campaign • Addresses all the key tools to promote library resources and services: social media, traditional media, publications, and collateral materials • Describes ways to gather information about the community and identifies factors that affect library use
This book "is a 'how-to' guide to marketing and promotional activities that will raise your library's visibility in the face of increased competition from other information providers. Academic librarians draw on their own experiences with real-life examples of what works (and what doesn't) when developing, implementing, and evaluating on campus marketing initiatives. You'll learn how to use surveys, focus groups, advertising, target audiences, community outreach, and public relations to learn more about the needs of your library's users, how to make improvements to meet those needs, and how to communicate those improvements to the users." -- back cover.
Through real-life examples, ALA copyright expert Russell illustrates how librarians can be advocates for a fair and balanced copyright law and provides guidance for both common copyright issues and latest trends. She also addresses the intricacies of copyright in the digital world and recent copyright legislation, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH).