Tag Archives: Marketing

What does AISL mean to you? Please share widely!

Happy New Year from the AISL board! After mapping our membership last year, we wanted to share our new year’s resolution with you and ask for your assistance in helping us meet it. If you’re reading this as a subscriber … Continue reading

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Thinking about design & delivery

At the end of this school year, like many of you, I compiled a summer reading list for my Lower School students and an annual report for their families. Though this is something that I have been doing for the … Continue reading

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Personalizing the Library/Research Experience

I dare say that if we all shared our independent school mission statements,  a theme would emerge offering assurance of a deeply personalized educational experience. We tend to promise smaller class sizes, world class faculty, group and individual advisory programs, … Continue reading

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Old versus New: Or Can a Library Be Both?

Do these questions sound familiar: When do I maintain the gravitas of the traditional library, and when do I follow trends? What’s a trend and what’s the new normal? Does this library space promote the flow of ideas? As ideas … Continue reading

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The All-Powerful Portfolio

Someone recently referred to me as being “mid-career”. I did a double take and gave them my best           With that said, I will admit that library schools have changed a bit since I graduated in … Continue reading

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Bringing in the Crowds

I’m writing this as I watch 60 students take exams in the library. For a few of them, it’s the first time they’ve been in here all year, but I’ve already had conversations with most of them about their classes … Continue reading

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Marketing 101: The Grownups

(Part 1 of a 2 part series) Since graduating from library school, I have worked in corporate, public, and independent school libraries. Through it all, there has been a glaring common denominator: the need to market the library to my … Continue reading

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