With the need to get our presence and vision into our communities, how do we consistently strive for more unique, innovative, and meaningful community engagement, beyond the traditions of bookmobile and homebound visits, with constant increases and demands for our time and resources?
Discuss ways to market the library’s collection, services and programs.
Discuss the different social media platforms and how they can be used effectively by libraries.
Tours, publications, and free collaborative websites are all great ways to get local history information to the public. Share what innovative local history projects YOUR library is working on. Learn from other libraries what projects have and have not been sucessful.
With the onset of mobile devices, more and more people expect information to be accessible online 24/7. How are libraries around Kentucky making their local history collections available online? What innovative projects are they doing to bring local history research into the 21st century?
My name is Lisa Maiden and I work at the Daviess County Public Library in Owensboro, Kentucky. The Hold Shelf surprise is a program where patrons register (either on paper or through our website) to have surprise holds placed on the shelf for them once a month. The patrons indicate what types of books they like to read in both fiction and nonfiction and books are pulled that relate to their interests. They then have comment cards they can fill out to let me know if the books they are receiving are books they enjoy or not. I currently have 111 patrons registered for this service with more joining each week. For further contact, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Management of teen services staff/departments