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September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, and in honor of this great library marketing opportunity, I thought that The ‘M’ Word – Marketing Libraries would be an appropriate Blog of the Month choice. Their posts are a great place to find library marketing inspiration.
Quick note: With my wedding looming under 6 months away and with library school graduation next August, I’ll be honest with you, readers. Blogging will happen less that it used to until next summer. Sorry about this.
LIS News is one of those blogs I struggle to keep up with. They post such a volume of good, library-related content (duh) that reading every post is a daunting task. I can’t even imagine curating all of it. That aside, LIS News is a great blog to subscribe to if you’re interested in really keeping your finger on the pulse of the library and information science world. They’re on top of pretty much everything. Enough said.
Full disclosure: My Ignite Lansing presentation, “The Library: Not What You Think,” was featured at LIS NEWS a couple weeks ago.
OverDrive’s Digital Bookmobile will soon be visiting my library, which inspired me to do some cursory web searching on downloadable library materials. My searches led me to No Shelf Required, a great blog dedicated to discussing eBooks in libraries. Downloadables are a complex beast for public libraries and this blog delves in to a host of related issues. No Shelf Required also has a book coming out this summer. Can’t wait to download.
Davidleeking.com more closely resembles the kind of blog I hope to have one day than any other blog I read. David Lee King blogs several times a week about social media, libraries, digital media technology, even dealing with problem library patrons. When I stumbled across this gem while writing up an annotated bibliography about social media in libraries, I was floored. His blog made this young library student realize the importance of utilizing the specific social technology your patrons use to interact with them. I can’t say enough about this blog. Read it for yourself.
David Lee King has even written a book, Designing the Digital Experience, which is also worth the read!