Category Archives: Publicity

Life Happens, Fines Don’t.

On September 15, 2014, Algonquin Area Public Library District (AAPLD) joined the ranks of a few trend-setting libraries and stopped charging their cardholders overdue fines. That same day, the Library also waived all overdue fines from AAPLD cardholder accounts, a … Continue reading

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Amazing ‘Study Like a Scholar’ Marketing Video

Great video promoting the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. It would be fun to adapt this to public libraries!  

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Creative Marketing Videos #2 (and 3 & 4)

Research Rescue | Episode 1 “Stuck” This entertaining first episode of a multi-part series from the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University has plot, drama, and, best of all, librarians as actors.   Research Rescue | Episode  “Book … Continue reading

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Winner announced in Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project

Special National Library Week Announcement Winner announced in Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project For Immediate Release: April 16, 2014 Contact: Sue Wilsey, Niles Public Library, 847-663-6405, swilsey@nileslibrary.org Christine Cigler, Fox River Valley Libraries, 224-699-5884, ccigler@frvpld.info It only seems … Continue reading

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Undiscovered Author Needed by Illinois Libraries to Become Famous

Illinois libraries hope to discover an unknown self-published author whose work will jump off the page for readers. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project will be accepting adult fiction submissions from Illinois residents via their local libraries. The … Continue reading

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Using Patron Stories Add Value to your Library

When a cardholder tells you how the library has impacted his or her life, what do you do with those comments? Smile, shake hands and thank them for letting you know? Or, do you scribble it in a notebook you … Continue reading

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Some Do’s and Don’ts for Introducing Pinterest to your Social Media Regime

There has been a lot of buzz in the library world about the social media site Pinterest for about the last year, but what on earth is Pinterest, and how can it be used in a library setting? Pinterest is … Continue reading

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