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.
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.
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.
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 →
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.
“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-year ((the website does not indicate precisely how long the campaign will run; Library Journal calls it a three-year campaign)) Libraries Transform campaign (along with corporate sponsor Overdrive). The… Continue Reading →
Libraries, particularly the beloved system people grew up with, have this way of inspiring fan art. Such is the way with Toronto Public Library (which was my childhood library system). Noah Ortmann, a designer out of Toronto, said he came up… Continue Reading →
Guelph Public Library (Guelph, Ontario) ((Full disclosure: The author called Guelph home for about 6 years, and is quite fond of it)) recently unveiled a minor rebrand, which includes a new logo in ‘royal’ purple, and associated tagline: “Explore, Connect,… Continue Reading →
Aram Public Library of Delavan, Wisconsin has a brand new logo and website, as result of working with local design firm SignalFire. The design came from a collaboration between the library and the designers. “The initial logo concept began with… Continue Reading →
“Seattle Public Libraries” Rebranding The Seattle Public Library (SPL) put out a call for comment in early September of 2015 as part of a rebranding process. The library was working with branding firm Hornall Anderson (see our previous post, “We Are An Open… Continue Reading →
This award-winning marketing campaign comes from Colsubsidio Libraries in Colombia. The ad copy reads “Come with a story, leave with another”, referring to the book exchange program designed to help increase literacy. Each poster contains one ‘obvious’ reference to a… Continue Reading →
There is not very much information about this campaign floating around. The campaign was handled by Allen & Gerritsen, was art directed by Maureen Metzler, and photographed by Craig Orsini. The ads were published in June 2008. It is not… Continue Reading →
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