CHICAGO — As the saying goes, all politics is local. And 90% of funding for public libraries comes from the will of local politicians and, in turn, from local voters. So it’s urgent that librarians, library supporters, and anyone interested in running an election or campaign for a library understand the strategies, resources, and tactics necessary for positive political action. Whether election day is four months away or four years away, there are immediate steps library leaders and local library ballot committees should take to help secure a successful ballot initiative later.
CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Cataloging Video Resources with RDA with Kelley McGrath. This workshop will consist of two 75-minute sessions on:
CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices with Mark Aaron Polger and Amy F. Stempler. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.
CHICAGO — When people want to satisfy their immediate curiosity they’re much more likely to use a search engine on their mobile device than ask their local library. But while the days of personal intervention in this kind of query are inevitably numbered, the professional skills that underpin them are not.
CHICAGO — The Pew Research Center estimates 69 percent of Americans use some type of social media, making your library’s social media presence more important than ever.
Now is the time to reboot your social media streams, set your priorities and establish goals, whether it’s driving more traffic to your website, generating buzz about the library and its programs or increasing who is following and advocating for the library.