One of the easiest ways to promote the library is to have a standing column in the local paper. With print news what it is, snagging a weekly article is difficult.
The library used to have a weekly column years ago, which made it easier to reinstate. We’re limited to a space only once a month now, but it will still be a great vehicle for communicating library activities.
Here is the first.
The director asked whether we wanted to put individual names on articles, or make a generic “library” byline. As we work toward putting faces to this building, and make the institution more vibrant and dynamic, I recommended naming individuals. I hope to recruit more librarians to help me out though to prevent it from being a “me” instead of a “we.”