When the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library System in North Carolina staff realized National Library Week (NLW) was fast approaching, they knew they wouldn’t have the time or resources to plan a major event or campaign. Not wanting to miss out on a major public awareness opportunity for their library, they got creative with the Libraries Transform tools and resources to create an impactful campaign with a fastturnaround.
Charlotte Mecklenburg’s easy-to-apply tips for raising awareness with a quick turnaround include using Libraries Transform Because statements to highlight programs on social media. For more ideas, read the full story.
Write Your Own Because Statement in Five Simple Steps
Local PR expert Olivia Parker will share tips and ideas for how your library can conquer the digital world, from picking the best social media platform for your goals to tapping into community conversations.
ALA and OCLC recently released “From Awareness to Funding,” a report highlighting the latest research on voter perceptions of public libraries, librarians, and library funding. The study identifies several opportunities and challenges for today’s libraries.
Library advocates have been discussing the findings and sharing ideas in a new Facebook group. Join the group to get in touch with fellow library professionals and draw on one another’s advocacy expertise.
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