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LIBRARY of Congress (2018)

Institution: Library of Congress
Designer: Pentagram / Paula Scher

Every so often, a library releases a visual identity that people (besides yours truly) actually sit up and pay attention to. This is one of them.

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Submitted: B.C. Historical Newspapers Campaign (UBC Library, 2017)

Submitted by: UBC Library Communications & Marketing Team
Institution: UBC Library

“…UBC Library launched a four-week campaign to promote our BC Historical Newspaper digital archive to raise the profile of the collection and to encourage researchers, historians and communities beyond the bounds of the UBC campus to utilize the resource in their work.”

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Library Marketing Year in Review 2017 – Part III

Part III (and final) in a series

Featuring: Regina Public Library, Vancouver Public Library, Victoria State Library, Invercargill Public Library, and more.

This year, at the Ontario Libary Association Super Conference, I presented Ad/Lib’s Library Marketing Year in Review for 2017. It featured library marketing that caught my eye or was recommended to me, while other content was solicited directly from a variety of libraries across Canada. The goal of the presentation was the same as the website: show off great ideas and provide inspiration. I’ll be sharing the content of that presentation over a series of posts.

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Submission: UTSA Libraries Roadrunner Survival Guide

2017 PR Xchange Award Winner

Submitted by: Edward Lopez III, Graphic Designer at UTSA Libraries
Institution: The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Libraries

“We had to find a way to make a lasting impression with our new students and keep the UTSA Libraries top of mind long after orientation was over. The piece needed to be highly readable and appealing to students, while familiarizing them with the many essential services and resources the library has to offer…”

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PR Xchange Awards 2017 Round-up: Annual Reports

2017 PR Xchange Award Winners

Rounding up the winning entries from the Annual Report/Strategic Plan category (Print and Electronic) of the PR Xchange Awards 2017.

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Submitted: Refining Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library’s Brand Identity

Submitted by: Micah Brightwell
Institution: Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library

“With this successful logo mark and a strong local reputation, a complete rebrand wasn’t necessary nor cost efficient. However, in order to have a cohesive and effective visual identity a few key elements needed to change.”

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Submitted: Redesigning a Library Card at Northbrook Public Library

Submitted by: Emily Glimco, Dave Kosrow, and Brodie Austin
Institution: Northbrook Public Library

“We’ve been working on more consistent branding (and a cleaner look to our branding) at our library for a while now. The process has been slow; we’re trying to make incremental changes when we can. When we learned that we were running out of library cards, we decided to seize the opportunity to redesign our library cards.”

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Love Libraries (2006-2007)

The Love Libraries campaign, which launched in the UK in March 22, 2006 and ran over the next few years, is one that Ad/Lib is pulling out of the dustbin of internet history. The web, as it does over time,… Continue Reading →

Banned Books Week Posters & Art (USA, 1982-present)

Banned Books Week is an annual campaign meant to draw attention to censorship, the freedom to read, and to highlight banned or challenged books. It has been running in the last week of September since 1982. It is jointly sponsored… Continue Reading →

A Creative Partnership – The Rebranding of Innisfil Library

The following post was originally printed in OLA’s Open Shelf Magazine, and reproduced here under a Creative Commons licence

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.

In Brief: Know Your Digital Storage Media

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.

In Brief: GSU Library Food Policy Signage

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.”

Bash in the Stacks at Cofrin Library, UWGB (2015)

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.

Submitted: Relocation Flyer at Portage District Library (2016)

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 →

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