Category Archives: Promotion

Why do You Think We Call it Buy-in?

I find the post Persuasion and Sales: Sure You Can from All Things Workplace intriguing and informative. The thrust of the article is simple.  Many of us say we would never want to, and could never be, in sales.  And … Continue reading

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You Can’t Go Wrong With Chocolate!

So, today’s post isn’t really about chocolate, except tangentially.  But maybe I grabbed your attention.  Which is really what it is all about. The Illinois Libraries Matter post on Are you Talking to Yourself made me re-think what I’ve been … Continue reading

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Listening to Your Community

I didn’t know that the library vendor Demco offers an online newsletter on their site.  I thought the article 5 Steps to Redefining Your Library was really well done. It talks about surveying your community in a variety of ways:  … Continue reading

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Heed the Wake Up Call!

I’ve been waiting to write this post until I’ve had a little more time.  Meanwhile, while I’ve been waiting you’ve probably heard or read about the comments from author Terry Deary that libraries are a thing of the past and … Continue reading

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Writing about Libraries for “Civilians”

“Love writing about libraries?  Many of us do.  For our fellow librarians. . . .  But for our communities?  Not so much.  The volume drops significantly. . . .” And really, writing for our communities is even more important.   So … Continue reading

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A Case for Taxpayer Support of the Arts

Here is an excellent piece on a case for taxpayer support of the arts. A prevailing viewpoint is that public funds should be dedicated primarily to costs related to the maintenance and improvement of a region’s infrastructure – roads, bridges, … Continue reading

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Make Social Media a Holiday Gift to Your Library

David Lee King asks (and answers) “Are efforts to use social media worth it? Indeed, they are. I see many reasons for libraries—or practically any other organization—to use these tools.” No, not just a Facebook page you post to occasionally.  … Continue reading

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Telling the Story: Why is YOUR Library Essential?

Yes, the economy is tight.  Yes, funding bodies are telling libraries “we love libraries, but there’s just no more money.”  But, with the right blend of statistics, anecdotes, and persuasion, you can influence elected officials, who can, in turn find … Continue reading

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The Power of Blogging

The post 6 Reasons Why You Should Quit Blogging is really targeted toward businesses. And yes, it is from an Internet marketing agency, that is trying to sell you its services.     But, its message is valid, and applies … Continue reading

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