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Innisfil Public Library made a significant shift in branding, which uncovered their brand personality, and a new way of thinking about their role in the community. This change was the result of a long partnership with local marketing firm Hardie & Co. Read more about how Innisfil became and ideaLAB.
2016 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award Winner
How do we tell the story of the library? For Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, the answer was to talk to their users, “all we did was give them a voice and platform to tell their story, and by doing so, they told our story”. Read about this award-winning video campaign.
2016 PR Xchange Award Winner
“Know Your Digital Storage Media” is a website and poster created by the Special Collections department at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Libraries. The design features commonly used digital media storage types, along with some fast facts about them.
2016 PR Xchange Award Winner
These bold, eye-catching posters were used to advertise changes to food policy in the library while minimizing backlash. “The large, single-colored food images appeared unusual and out of place in comparison to our traditional signage, thus mirroring the messaging: that meals in the library are distracting and are best eaten elsewhere.”
A spotlight on the graphic design work of Tom Deja of Bossman Graphics, and in particular, his work for Oak Park Public Library. It features posters, logo work and marketing campaigns, as well as quotes from Tom himself. See what Tom’s unique punk rock aesthetic brings to library marketing.
Looking for a way to welcome to students to the library? Just do what undergraduates do best: party! The Bash in the Stacks is an annual party at Cofrin Library. Read on to learn what makes for a successful Bash.
Relocation, relocation “We were approached by a local realtor wanting us to submit information about our library in a “relocation packet”. This realtor was going to offer a folder full of local information to new residents to the area. We… Continue Reading →
We occasionally see some different logos in the library world (Anythink comes to mind), and here’s another one to add to that list: Hutchinson Public Library’s ‘Nerd’ logo. On April 11, 2016, the new branding (including the logo, tagline and… Continue Reading →
Why an Infographic? “As the library embedded within UNC’s School of Media and Journalism, we want to create a welcoming environment for all of our undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty, as well as those in the larger UNC Chapel… Continue Reading →
Chicago Public Library quietly revealed all new branding, with a stark B&W logo to replace the venerable green “pie-chart” based on the municipal device. Is the pie gone forever? Find out on Ad/Lib.
“Our library has struggled with ways to communicate the different sound levels of our seven floors. The current signage holders in the elevators are too small to get students’ attention and the previous frame was so large, the poster was… Continue Reading →
“The campaign strategy was to change people’s perceptions of modern public libraries. We wanted a campaign that would be fresh, exciting, and high-profile. It was designed to be fun and appealing to adults living in Leeds to inspire them to engage with the library service.”
Read Angela Hursh’s (of Content Marketing for Libraries) interview with Jason Tutin of Leeds Library.
On October 29, 2015, the American Library Association officially launched the large, multi-year1 Libraries Transform campaign (along with corporate sponsor Overdrive). The objectives, as described on the campaign website, are to create awareness of how libraries are transforming their work, shift… Continue Reading →