As it nears the end of May, I want to remind all Public and Academic librarians to consider applying for the SLMA Award. The award is a countywide recognition of the best PR and Marketing campaigns done from 9/16/17 through 9/15/18. The awards will be given out at the SCLA Dinner in November.
The Suffolk Library Marketing Award recognizes the Best Public Relations Marketing Campaign by a Public or Academic Library in Suffolk County, a commission of the Public Relations and Marketing Committee of the Reference and Adult Services Division of the Suffolk County Library Association, a Regional Chapter of the New York Library Association.
The application process is easy and the pride in your accomplishments will be great. Become the library that houses the SLMA Plaque for the next year!
The application is at rasdpr.wordpress.com for download.
If you are looking for inspiration in creating a marketing campaign or publicity, come to the PR Committee Roundtable on June 21 at SCLS. Coffee and networking will start at 9:30 with the meeting to follow at 10:00 a.m. We can all share successes and failures along with talking about Facebook Live, fairs, one day events, themed months, outreach, newsletters, web pages, and e-mail blasts. It would be most welcome if you can bring and share publicity you have used in the past
If you can attend the meeting, please respond to this email to let me know. I look forward to seeing you there.
Jo-Ann Carhart, MLS
Head of Adult Services
East Islip Public Library
381 East Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730
Phone (631) 581-9200 x 5
FAX (631) 581-2245
Co-Chair of the RASD PR & Marketing Committee