New platform, new marketing material. Take a look below and order promotional material today for your library, college or outreach events.
We have bookmarks and posters for all libraries to hang up /or hand out.
The items will be sent via Statewide Delivery (DLLI) and U.S. Mail. You should receive the packages early next week.
If you need to order more for your branches or campuses, please place your order on the AAL promotional order form.
If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Riggins.
The Ask a Librarian team is happy to announce we have some new marketing material! We have shipped a new round of packages via Statewide Delivery (DLLI) and U.S. Mail. You should receive the packages early next week.We would ask that you hang these new posters in various places inside and outside the library.
Each package includes new posters and stickers for all your librarians that staff the Ask a Librarian Desk! If you need to order more, please make your request through the AaL info site http://info.askalibrarian.org/marketing/order-promotional-materials/.
If you would like to incorporate the badge into any of your marketing material, please feel free to us the image on the Info site http://info.askalibrarian.org/marketing/logos/
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jessica Riggins.
My Virtual Community: Reaching out to your Local Patrons through the Local Desk
Monday, April 30, 2012 (registration closing soon!)
10-11 am ET
Gale, eBooks, & You: The New Interface of the Gale Virtual Reference Library
Thursday, May 17, 2012
2-3 pm ET
High Anxiety: Increasing your Comfort Level on the Statewide Desk
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
10-11 am ET
E-Gov and the Get Help Florida Website
Monday, June 11, 2012
2-3 pm ET
Time is ticking for these upcoming webinars, so why risk it? Register today!
Here’s a terrific example of how one library is marketing Ask a Librarian’s statewide Spanish email service to their patrons!
Check out the Jacksonville Public Library monthly e-newsletter at http://jpl.coj.net/lib/newsletters.html, and scroll down on the left to see their promo for the Ask a Librarian Spanish email service.
Promoting the service in their newsletter not only informs their patrons, but also serves as a reminder to all JPL staff and administrators that Spanish email is available. In addition, they sent an announcement to the email distribution list for all JPL staff, and will link the announcement on the home page of the City employee portal.
Remember that all member libraries – that means yours! – have this service available now for their patrons. Follow JPL’s nifty marketing ideas to make sure your Spanish-speaking patrons know about this valuable service.
Way to go, JPL!
** Note: If you didn’t receive this in its more attractive email format earlier today, please email Traci at firstname.lastname@example.org .
March Madness Month
A month of surprising facts, informative highlights, and fun activities… all for the chance to brag about our incredible services!
When Ask a Librarian Day (February 22) was over this year, we didn’t want your enthusiasm and focus to stop there – we wanted to continue the increased promotion with our second annual March Madness Month. Like last year, we used the month of March to promote awareness of Ask a Librarian through interesting tidbits, tips on customer service in virtual reference, marketing suggestions, and fun service-oriented challenges to heighten enthusiasm & interest and encourage active participation among all member libraries.
The primary aim of this month’s campaign was to encourage you who staff Ask a Librarian to think about Ask a Librarian in different ways. We wanted to bring you out of the box a bit to reenergize your support of the incredible service available to all Florida residents. We know that increased motivation means increased Word-of-Mouth Marketing (WOMM) to your own colleagues and library users, and we were thrilled to see some of those ideas put to creative use! Thinking more about the benefits of Ask a Librarian makes it so much easier for you to share those observations and experiences with others.
And we must say… you did a fantastic job. We enjoyed spotlighting your own experiences and ideas for everyone statewide to see – in your own words – not only as a real marketing success story, but also because your own words reach out to your peers in a way that germinates enthusiasm like wildfire.
Thank you for sharing your observations and experiences with us, and please keep spreading the word!