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Video Blog: Librarians share their collectionHQ story

We were delighted to catch up with Scott Duimstra, Associate Director at the Capital Area District Library in Michigan, who told us how he is applying collectionHQ to improve collection performance at his library. Discover how he is using evidence and the results he has achieved so far as a result by watching his video interview. Thanks Scott! … Continued

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Marketing in Public Libraries

When budgets are tight and staff time is already stretched between collection maintenance tasks and serving patrons, a marketing plan can be regarded as “nice to have” rather than an essential function in public libraries. Why make marketing a priority? Introducing a plan of measurable and cost effective marketing activities can help public libraries to increase … Continued

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Video Blog: Librarians share their collectionHQ story

At PLA 2016 in Denver, CO, we were delighted to catch up with Carey Hartmann, Executive Director at Laramie County Library System (WY) to find out about her collectionHQ experience. Carey shared with us the benefits of using an evidence based methodology and the results her library has achieved with the help of collectionHQ. Watch the video … Continued

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Using a Methodology

  WHAT IS A METHODOLOGY? A methodology can be defined as a set of guidelines or “methods” that can be applied to a certain practice to achieve a defined goal. A successful methodology must be: Tested – Practiced over time and proven to be effective. Easy to monitor – monitored at regular intervals to ensure … Continued

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Video Blog: Librarians share their collectionHQ story (ctd.)

  We are delighted to be back with more collectionHQ video case studies. We asked Anne Nicklen, Development Officer at Somerset Libraries and Alison Millar, Reader and Culture Development Manager at Leeds Library and Information Service, how they are using collectionHQ and what results they have achieved so far.   Anne Nicklen, Somerset Libraries     Alison Millar, Leeds … Continued