Crash course in marketing for libraries
Libraries Unlimited, Incorporated, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 177 pages
Crash Course in Marketing gives the librarian with little formal training, a member of the friends of the library who would like to help with marketing, or someone who has had little experience with marketing to gain skills needed to build a marketing plan for their library. Examples from libraries are used to illustrate the marketing elements described.
Here is everything librarians, especially those in small libraries, need to know about marketing, PR, and advocacy. You'll learn what these things are, and why they make sense for the librarian in a small library. More important, this book will teach you how to perform these important tasks, including how to develop a marketing plan, how to work with the media, and how to raise money with events. Appendixes include Useful Resources for the Librarian.
Created for those with little formal LIS training who are working in small, rural libraries, this entry in the Crash Course series will also be useful for librarians who are new to this area of service or need to brush up on their skills. The reader will find easy-to-follow instructions with examples to illustrate the implementation of various methods.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Blanche Wools has created a series of crash course books that give the kernal of an idea with lots of examples. Thus, Alman, a pro at marketing gives us just 58 pages of essential information about how to market any library and then fills the rest of the pages with ideas and examples that we can “harvest” for our own marketing efforts. Alma covers the planning process for a marketing plan, developing the plan, communicating to the community, and fund raising, followed by many appendices of examples. Alman is a pro and her suggestions and advice are excellent. How long has it been since you as a librarian worked seriously on your marketing plan? If it has been very long at all, then this refresher idea book with examples is worth the price to refresh your determination to keep your library in the public eye.
Review: Crash Course in Marketing for LibrariesUser Review - Goodreads
Almost startlingly brief and to the point. Lots of appendices with sample marketing drives. A great book to have on hand while planning or developing any kind of library marketing.
Chapter 1The Planning Process for Your Marketing Plan
Chapter 2Develop a Marketing Plan
Using the Media Newsletters
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