Creating displays is probably one of my favorite parts of my job. Since we're still not back to doing full programming and outreach at my branch, I've had a lot of time to think about and try different ways to market materials in the teen area. Headquarters likes us to keep things simple, but I … Continue reading Display Round Up
Some of the best ideas are borrowed, right? For my August display, I borrowed an idea from friends at Lawrence Public Library and pulled some chilling YA reads for the hottest days of summer. And since I love a good pun, I borrowed their title too. Thus, "Hot Ghoul Summer." All credit should go to … Continue reading Hot Ghoul Summer!
We're trying something crazy and new at my library: we've broken poetry books out of the 800's nonfiction! Is that crazy? Is it new? Well, when asked in an informal Facebook poll on the Library Think Tank group, 114 people responded that at their libraries, poetry is still in nonfiction. Two said they have a … Continue reading Poetry on the Move
About eight years ago, I was asked to help run my library's Twitter account. We didn't have designated marketing staff, we were just starting to build our presence on social media, and I had no idea where to start. Thankfully I was working with a brilliant fellow librarian turned marketing guru who taught me a … Continue reading My Go-to Library Tweets