Andromeda Yelton

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Entries Tagged as 'marketing the library'

my six-point primer on self-promotion

September 11th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

A friend recently said I’m the best at self-promotion of anyone she knows. This should be taken less as an indication about me as one about our social circle — chiefly, geeky introverts — but is fodder for a blog post nonetheless. Self-promotion doesn’t come naturally to me (I’m a geeky introvert too, after all), [...]

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marketing libraries, desire lines, metaphors like water

July 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

On Twitter, Andrea Snyder (great lunch companion, btw) pointed me to a post on marketing libraries, from which the following struck me: A major point he made on signage was that, if you have to put up a sign to say what something isn’t, that indicates a problem elsewhere. (Side note: second time I’ve seen [...]

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the information commons: why didn’t I get this before

March 9th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Doing reading for my academic libraries class last night[1] I had one of those blinding-flash moments and though, OK, now I get what the Information Commons idea is for. It’s for everyone’s favorite ongoing conversation, marketing the library — but not in the sense of getting people in the door because you have comfy chairs [...]

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