ATTRACT CHILDREN TO YOURPROGRAMS WITH FUN ANDEASY MARKETING TIPS!Presented By:East Baton Rouge Parish Library
AGENDA   Importance of Marketing     Why?     How?   Traditional Media     Posters     Displays     Word of Mouth  ...
IMPORTANCE OF MARKETINGWhys and Hows
WHY IS MARKETING IMPORTANT? “You can build a nurturing library environment but  patrons won’t come unless you tell them i...
HOW TO MARKET SUCCESSFULLY Target your demographic Use accessible formats     Language     Legibility     Contrast   ...
TRADITIONAL MEDIA
TYPES OF TRADITIONAL MEDIA   Posters   Displays   Word of Mouth   Program Calendars, Newsletters, Flyers, Brochures
POSTERS
POSTERS
POSTERS
POSTERS
POSTERS
POSTERS
DISPLAYS
DISPLAYS   Once posters are made– they need to be displayed!   Samples of projects can be displayed in special ways   S...
DISPLAYS
DISPLAYS
DISPLAYS
DISPLAYS
DISPLAYS
DISPLAYS
WORD OF MOUTH
WORD OF MOUTH   “Using word-of-mouth marketing can increase your librarys    perceived value, as well as library usage an...
PROGRAMCALENDARS, NEWSLETTERS, FLYERS, BROCHURES
PROGRAM CALENDARS, NEWSLETTERS,FLYERS, BROCHURES   Make sure your branch and contact information are clearly    visible ...
PROGRAM CALENDARS, NEWSLETTERS,FLYERS, BROCHURES
TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL MEDIA
TYPES OF TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL MEDIA   Social Media   Digital Displays   QR Codes
SOCIAL MEDIA
SOCIAL MEDIA   “Social media creates the opportunity for libraries and    businesses to connect, share, and become visibl...
SOCIAL MEDIA   Facebook   Twitter   Pinterest   Instagram   Blogs   YouTube   ListServes
DIGITAL DISPLAYS
DIGITAL DISPLAYS   Make use of your library website to list programs    and post your calendars online   Display photos ...
DIGITAL DISPLAYS
DIGITAL DISPLAYS
DIGITAL DISPLAYS
OTHER TECHNOLOGY
QR CODES   Can be created for free   Can be included on posters, displays,    examples, flyers, social media, etc.   Ca...
DISCUSSION
BIBLIOGRAPHY   2011. "The Business of Social Media: How to Plunder the Treasure Trove." Reference & User Services Quarter...
BIBLIOGRAPHY   Fletcher, Jon. 2010. "Marketing for the QRious: the beginners guide to using QR codes for library promotio...
CONTACT INFORMATION              Childrens Services     East Baton Rouge Parish Public Library             7711 Goodwood B...
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  • Include what &when, age, whether or not registration is required. Use different techniques to create posters. These use a pattern and have sort of a 3-d effect. Included in the bibliography is an article on using desktop publishing to make posters, but here are some of our ideas.
  • Here are some more with a slight 3-d effect, and use different shapes to convey the meaning.
  • Here are some posters that include an example of the craft. The snowflakes on the mitten poster were made using special hole punchers, and the paper is textured, but you could also use glitter/sequins/etc. or patterned paper if you have it to add interest.
  • More examples of posters including an example of the craft
  • These posters also include an example of the craft to be made. Make sure your poster isn’t too wordy, but conveys the relevant information. (Notice how the date and appropriate age group are separated, making it easier to spot. Don’t crowd all of the text together, people aren’t likely to read a big block of text)
  • Samples can be displayed as part of the poster or in other ways. Struckmeyer Article: Baseball Display case…sits on the desk. Allows people to see the craft and think ” I could make that”
  • There are a few ways to display your posters. You can display them on an easel at the entrance to your room, like these are.
  • You can make a wall of posters for all of your upcoming programs
  • These walls are from Summer Reading. You can display the posters on the wall, and then move it to the easel when the program is coming up.
  • Characters or stuffed animals can be used to hold signs or help with your display. If you have a dry erase board that the character can hold, you can change the message to indicate what is going on.
  • Calcasieu parish library uses a black sandwich board to market their programs: They ordered it from DEMCO and it came with the fluorescent markers
  • Another way to get patrons interested in programs Is by displaying pictures of past programs. You may need to ask permission to take pictures or speak with your legal department about posting a release.
  • “Here in Grant Parish we make use of the churches a lot. We have a delivery van that goes all over the parish and when we have anything we want to advertise we put flyers up in all the stores, banks, etc.. At churches, we put some flyers in a paper bag and leave them at the front door (or with the secretary if they happen to have one) for them to put out on their tables in the foyer. We have reached people who don't normally use the library through this distribution method. We don't have that many businesses but we have lots of churches so we are meeting folks where we can.” Grant ParishSeveral articles listed in the bibliography also discuss this method. They suggest Community Partners: Local fast food chains to pass out flyers, hang posters in places children frequent—doctors’ offices, zoo, restaurants, parks, community centers, schools ; battered women’s shelters, churches, service clubs & organizations
  • In using social media to market, There is a shift in thinking from broadcasting to conversation. This entire slide is taken from “The Business of Social Media: How to Plunder the Treasure Trove.“ included in the bibliography.
  • Promote your library programs on social media by posting on wall, tweeting, posting instagram photos, or pinterest ideas. Have presenters mention programs they are doing on their wall or twitter account. Make sure you update regularly. You can use a social media manager, such as Hootsuite which posts to multiple accounts (FB, twitter, etc.) at once. You can start an e-mail discussion list that patrons can join and use it to find out what your users want and think about your programs. You can advertise programs by making videos or booktalks to post on YouTube and link to them on your library website. Make sure you put your social media addresses onto your paper calendars, brochures, flyers
  • “At St. Tammany Parish Library we use flyers, posters and displays to advertise programs. We also have wide screen monitors at our four large branches that are located at the circulation desk. We show a continuous loop of Powerpoint slides that advertise programs for all ages. I'm including a few that we use at the Covington Branch.”
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    1. 1. ATTRACT CHILDREN TO YOURPROGRAMS WITH FUN ANDEASY MARKETING TIPS!Presented By:East Baton Rouge Parish Library
    2. 2. AGENDA Importance of Marketing  Why?  How? Traditional Media  Posters  Displays  Word of Mouth  Program Calendars, Newsletters, Flyers, Brochures Technology and Digital Media  Social Media  Digital Displays  QR Codes
    3. 3. IMPORTANCE OF MARKETINGWhys and Hows
    4. 4. WHY IS MARKETING IMPORTANT? “You can build a nurturing library environment but patrons won’t come unless you tell them it’s available” (Mates, 2004). Marketing can “imprint a key idea about what the library does in the minds of your stakeholders” (Your Tag, Your Brand, Your Program). Marketing can “increase your librarys perceived value, as well as library usage and support.” (Bohrer, 2005) Marketing can build momentum & excitement (Bohrer, 2005)
    5. 5. HOW TO MARKET SUCCESSFULLY Target your demographic Use accessible formats  Language  Legibility  Contrast  Attractiveness Find ways to get the word out  Word Of Mouth  Community Partners  Traditional and Technological Methods
    6. 6. TRADITIONAL MEDIA
    7. 7. TYPES OF TRADITIONAL MEDIA Posters Displays Word of Mouth Program Calendars, Newsletters, Flyers, Brochures
    8. 8. POSTERS
    9. 9. POSTERS
    10. 10. POSTERS
    11. 11. POSTERS
    12. 12. POSTERS
    13. 13. POSTERS
    14. 14. DISPLAYS
    15. 15. DISPLAYS Once posters are made– they need to be displayed! Samples of projects can be displayed in special ways Stuffed animals or other characters can display information Special signs which can be changed frequently may be used  sandwich board signs  dry-erase boards Pictures of previous programs may generate interest in future programs
    16. 16. DISPLAYS
    17. 17. DISPLAYS
    18. 18. DISPLAYS
    19. 19. DISPLAYS
    20. 20. DISPLAYS
    21. 21. DISPLAYS
    22. 22. WORD OF MOUTH
    23. 23. WORD OF MOUTH “Using word-of-mouth marketing can increase your librarys perceived value, as well as library usage and support” (Bohrer, 2005). Tell your patrons about upcoming programs Announce programs at storytimes On the day of the program, make announcements over the PA system; invite children who are already in the children’s area Call registrants to remind them they have signed up Encourage patrons to tell others about programs of interest and their experiences
    24. 24. PROGRAMCALENDARS, NEWSLETTERS, FLYERS, BROCHURES
    25. 25. PROGRAM CALENDARS, NEWSLETTERS,FLYERS, BROCHURES Make sure your branch and contact information are clearly visible List the day, date, time of the program Include the appropriate age group, whether registration is required, and whether latecomers will be allowed to participate May want to include a “tagline” or library slogan (see "Your Tag, Your Brand, Your Program” article) Distribute to local business or community partners Have them readily available to pass out to patrons & actively hand them out
    26. 26. PROGRAM CALENDARS, NEWSLETTERS,FLYERS, BROCHURES
    27. 27. TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL MEDIA
    28. 28. TYPES OF TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL MEDIA Social Media Digital Displays QR Codes
    29. 29. SOCIAL MEDIA
    30. 30. SOCIAL MEDIA “Social media creates the opportunity for libraries and businesses to connect, share, and become visible.” Tips for success with social media:  Listening  Relevance  Patience  Accountability  A personal element Benefits of social media use:  Low cost  Ability to gauge usage  Ability to solicit and obtain feedback  Ability to update information quickly2011. "The Business of Social Media: How to Plunder the Treasure Trove." Reference & User Services Quarterly 51, no. 2: 127-132.
    31. 31. SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram Blogs YouTube ListServes
    32. 32. DIGITAL DISPLAYS
    33. 33. DIGITAL DISPLAYS Make use of your library website to list programs and post your calendars online Display photos of previous programs using a digital picture frame Use a TV screen stationed in the library and have a digital display of upcoming programs
    34. 34. DIGITAL DISPLAYS
    35. 35. DIGITAL DISPLAYS
    36. 36. DIGITAL DISPLAYS
    37. 37. OTHER TECHNOLOGY
    38. 38. QR CODES Can be created for free Can be included on posters, displays, examples, flyers, social media, etc. Can be read with a free app from a smart phone Can be linked to online registration or further information on a website Links patrons directly to information without them having to write it down Know your users: Will they know what QR codes are and have the technology to access them?
    39. 39. DISCUSSION
    40. 40. BIBLIOGRAPHY 2011. "The Business of Social Media: How to Plunder the Treasure Trove." Reference & User Services Quarterly 51, no. 2: 127-132. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed February 14, 2013). http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=2fb13cb4-b8cc-41ac-a66e- 49876873cf9d%40sessionmgr15&vid=1&hid=18&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=a9h&AN=69 858660 2011. "Your Tag, Your Brand, Your Program." School Librarians Workshop 31, no. 4: 10-11. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, EBSCOhost (accessed February 14, 2013). http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=435a74d0-0d48-4074-a37f- 808644306382%40sessionmgr4&vid=1&hid=18&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=lxh&AN=579 97793 Barry, Peggy L. 2009. "Top 10 Marketing Tips for Communication and Outreach." ILA Reporter 27, no. 1: 8. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, EBSCOhost (accessed December 28, 2012). http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=ec771eb4-b2b2-4cb1-a15a- 9a051b7f78db%40sessionmgr12&vid=1&hid=18&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=lxh&AN=36 333924 Bohrer, Clara N. 2005. "Listen to This!." Public Libraries 44, no. 2: 63. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, EBSCOhost (accessed February 14, 2013). http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=3c4cb478- 89a1-49bf-ab34- 6418e022f73f%40sessionmgr14&vid=1&hid=18&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=lxh&AN=167 26647 Brady, D. 1990. "Selling your summer program." School Library Journal 36, no. 3: 158. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed December 28, 2012). http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=3cc5bc69- 80ee-484e-934e- 65cf382886a4%40sessionmgr15&vid=1&hid=18&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=a9h&AN=90 04091763
    41. 41. BIBLIOGRAPHY Fletcher, Jon. 2010. "Marketing for the QRious: the beginners guide to using QR codes for library promotions and resources." Multimedia Information & Technology 36, no. 3: 26-27. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, EBSCOhost (accessed February 14, 2013). http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=88a1307f- a480-4f30-a440- f965292c2b53%40sessionmgr13&vid=1&hid=18&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=lxh&AN=538 99400 Jennings, Eric, and Kathryn Tvaruzka. 2010. "Quick and Dirty Library Promotions That Really Work." Journal Of Library Innovation 1, no. 2: 6-14. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, EBSCOhost (accessed December 28, 2012). http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=3e9878d0-0b58-4954-a7cc- 5dbb714ef9e5%40sessionmgr13&vid=1&hid=18&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=lxh&AN=65 541433 Mates, Barbara T. 2004. "ANNOUNCING THE NEW VENTURE." Library Technology Reports 40, no. 3: 65-70. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed December 28, 2012). http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=f47f13a7-4e04-4397-851e- 5b5bc7e8a17d%40sessionmgr13&vid=1&hid=18&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=a9h&AN=1 3620516 Steele, Victoria. 1995. "Pictures from our exhibition: Publishing publicity posters utilizing technology." American Libraries 26, no. 3: 260. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed December 28, 2012). http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=469fbdd1-ec4b-49ec-b9d6- 79b154ffe982%40sessionmgr10&vid=1&hid=18&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=a9h&AN=95 03207548 Struckmeyer, Amanda Moss. 2012. "Reaching Tweens." Children & Libraries: The Journal Of The Association For Library Service To Children 10, no. 2: 36-38. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed February 14, 2013). http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=5012a8d3-7b1a-453d-8e47- 62a575d43307%40sessionmgr10&vid=1&hid=18&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=a9h&AN=7 9201332
    42. 42. CONTACT INFORMATION Childrens Services East Baton Rouge Parish Public Library 7711 Goodwood Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70806 225-231-3760

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