|design by John LeMasney via lemasney.com|
Remember our call for posts about self-promotion and librarianship a few weeks ago? This is the official starting line, and for every post we receive on the topic, we’ll link it up here for easy, ready access. We’ll update this post as close to daily as possible.
While we have a lineup of official people taking part in the series, anyone is welcome to blog on the topic of self promotion. You can talk about a program you did and loved. You can talk about how you perform strong reader’s advisory with teens. You can talk about the grander idea of self promotion itself. There’s nothing off limits, as long as you’re talking about libraries and self promotion or librarianship and self promotion in some capacity.
If you do post something and want it shared, leave a link and we’ll spread the word. All are welcome to use the graphic above with a post, as long as credit as listed above is given.
A huge thank you goes out to Sophie Brookover for coordinating this huge project, to John LeMasney for the graphic, and an advanced thank you to everyone who decided to take on the pitch and write about this very important, very timely, and very relevant topic.
Here’s to 30 Days of Awesome through the month of May. Show us what you’ve got.
- The Illustrated Librarian talks about exhibiting awesome outreach
- Rachel tells us all about how and why she rocks out at report writing
- Katie tells us about how she grew her story time attendance by 61% . . . and how you can too! She follows this up with a Part 2 and she talks in part 3 about how to keep it fresh. Then in part four, she tells us how she grew her audience. Part five tells us how to stay motivated.
- Marcus Ladd at Miami University tells us how to find your voice as a newbie, both in the workplace and in social media.
- Carol talks about the ways to have a successful first year in a library in ten easy steps.
- Amy talks about finding the awesome within her — this is such a great post, especially for anyone who ever feels down on themselves about anything in life.
- Wendy Stephens talks about the awesome ways in which she serves teen moms who use her library. This post is a must-read for anyone who works with teens.
- Steve Thomas talks about how he used Kickstarter to help fund his Circulating Ideas podcast and did so swiftly and successfully.
- Tibby Wroten blogs about taking a gap year and how that impacted her career.
- Beth Saxton talks about how she’s staying awesome and in the game while she’s on a career hiatus.
- Marge Loch-Wouters talks about one of her most proud accomplishments in her career, which is building strong school partnerships.
- Anna talks about all of her duties as a librarian and how she manages them. Because we all joke about “other duties as assigned.”
- Abby gives us five tips for promoting your programming.
- Shannon Robinson talks about her awesome Egypt-based research project.
- Matt Finch tells us about the value immersive play has in the 21st century library.
- Erin talks about the value of self-promotion and why we need to do it.
- Angie Manfredi posts about how to talk about self-promotion when you hate the idea of self-promotion. Remember WHY you’re talking about the things you love to do.
- Mark talks about how he shares his passion for librarianship and beer with his community.
- Leigh Woznick talks about continually expanding one’s knowledge and skills.
- Curious about libraries in other parts of the world? Justine has a great post about her visit to African libraries and what she learned.
- Professor Nana tells us about unexpected outcomes of her job.
- My contribution for this series is about how I use my platform — this blog — positively.
- Check out this amazing programming idea — StoryWalk.
- Anne Clark talks all about how she found her voice — for story time.
- Betsy Bird’s talking about how when you have a background in youth services, you can do anything.
- Sara — in conjunction with her coworker Brooke — posts about managing the parents in her children’s department.
- Are you a people connector? Dianne talks about how her job is less about books and technology. It’s about connecting with people.
- Courtney Lewis talks about how librarians were the catalyst in a STEM/History collaborative project.
- Samantha says you have to advocate . . . or you have to vacate. What a great call to action.
- Been a part of a strategic planning committee? Kristi talks about the value of strategic planning.
- David talks about how school librarians are bringing it — the awesome, that is.
- Allison talks about how she got her teens to blog at her library and why that matters.
- Claire shares why and how she decided to get creative with cataloging and how you can too.
- Liz talks about being awesome together, and how collaboration is the way to go.
- Patrick “PC” Sweeney talks about how we as a profession need to be shameless in our self promotion. He follows this up with 30 awesome things he’s done, too.
- Kate talks about “leaning in” to librarianship. A must-read for those who think a lot about gender and how it plays a role in self-promotion.
- Anna’s post about why we need diversity in our library collections even comes with tips and pointers to make sure you’re doing this well.
- Kate’s “no whining” project resulted in some interesting discussion and outcomes.
- Sondra’s post talks about how she uses math in the library and why.
- How about being on and available whenever you’re needed? That’s what makes Kate awesome — it’s the adding up of a million little things.
- Carmel talks about how awesome doesn’t stop, even after you retire.
- Debbie Reese talks about how and why she puts the effort into discussing American Indians in Children’s Literature.
- Emily Clasper shares why it is she is awesome.
- Double or nothing — tips for increasing your library’s social media following.
- Drea talks about changing up her Summer Reading Program and what she thinks may or may not happen this year.
- Laura Damon-Moore talks about bringing the library to new and unexpected places.
- Sue talks about how she brings the awesome to her middle school library. She’s made big changes and small ones to get kids excited about the library.
- Maureen talks about using her knowledge and experience as a service learning librarian in an embedded librarian experience for one of her school’s courses — info literacy as its finest.