Posted on October 29th, 2010 No comments
Share your library’s story by participating in “Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! A Day in Pictures” campaign on November 17, 2010. It’s your chance to show how the benefits your library offers bring more and more people through your doors each day.
“Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese!” uses a Flickr group that enables you to post photos of people who use your library. By posting snapshots of your library online, the Campaign will be able to share your library’s story with the world.
Posted on April 30th, 2010 No comments
Digital photo frames are CHEAP these days and will allow you to scroll through those static images promoting your program showtimes, upcoming events, new materials, reminders about dvd’s or databases, or even photos from your last exciting event! $50-$100 will buy you a good 7-10 inch frame that you can easily add images to. But you can get fancier than that if you wish, a lot of digital photo frames today are interactive with the internet. Your desktops and bulletin boards will be clear and your customer will still be informed (and maybe even a little wowed). It’s a low investment, high return no-brainer.
Here’s some examples of stuff you can display on your service desk photo frame:
- program showtimes
- upcoming events
- local weather (libraries are also an information center, after all)
- new materials promotion
- location of “quiet” or study rooms
- clues for library treasure hunts
- reminders about DVDs, videogames, databases, classes, etc.
- photos from your last program
- website URL
- list of hours or upcoming holidays
- pointers (ie, “go to the x desk and sign up for a library card,” “people wearing the red ‘Ask Me’ button are here to help”)
Source: solution for libraries: digital photo frames at The Strange Librarian blog
Seen at: Marge Loch-Wouters’ blog Tiny Tips for Library Fun Digital PR is a Snap (hey, someone’s still using their Project Play blog — woot!)
Photo credit: c_l_b http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_l_b/4276757831/