Category Archives: marketing

Refurbishment project

My library has been refurbished over the summer, and it was an adventure. Here are some pictures. If I get chance, I will write a reflective piece sometime soon.

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Planning CPD actvities

I have recently prepared a short presentation outlining how I use social media for my own continuing professional development, so I found it quite interesting when I came across a text suggesting that the BCG-matrix could be used for planning your CPD … Continue reading

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How can you make your library more visible?

The language library I work in is hosted within a larger organisation (a university – but it’s not the university library!) and I have started work on a document outlining how to make it more visible to users and non-users, both … Continue reading

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Social media at work

This afternoon I’ve been thinking about twitter. And I have played with Facebook pages lately to see how they are set up these days (not much has changed). At least one of my colleagues in my new workplace is very … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

I sometimes get asked why I chose the name bumsonseats for my blog and twitter. I am not sure I have ever explained it in writing, so here it is: It came out of a conversation with then-colleagues, about what … Continue reading

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I am hoping to take the library service out of its’ buildings and to the people (non-users). I am currently working on plans for this and hope to do it soon. What is the pop-up library? A pop-up library is … Continue reading

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New Professionals & Marketing your Library Service #SLALeeds

Here are my notes from yesterday’s SLA Europe event. The speakers were Ned Potter and Bethan Ruddock. Ned Potter: Marketing your Library Service new professionals are library professionals who started work in the past 10 years we are all marketers … Continue reading

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Why don’t all public libraries get involved with their local airport to make customers happy and less bored? A lot of public library services now offer e-books and e-audio resources. Most airports have some sort of wifi, if not always … Continue reading

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Schiphol’s Airport Library

The Airport Library at Schiphol Airport is everything I hoped it would be. It’s beautiful, and right next to a branch of the Rijksmuseum too! Every library person I have spoken to is impressed by the sleak-looking Airport Library (it’s … Continue reading

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Pees and Questions

It seems to me that a lot of comments on public library closures are about toilet facilities (example). Could more libraries be saved if they had better public toilet facilities and advertised their services to people waiting to go to … Continue reading

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