- Promote the library with a story on your organization’s home page and/or intranet with a tie in to National Library Week, a photo and a number of fun facts.
- Contact other communications outlets within your organization (company newsletter, student newspaper, etc.) and have them profile the library or library director in an article or interview.
- Forgive fines for the day.
- Invite your faculty, researchers or medical staff to a library open house and showcase recent examples of library-user partnerships.
- Gather all your librarians and library workers for a giant group photo in front of the library.
- Host a contest for students on the library’s social media channels and have them describe their best example of the library supporting their studies.
- Have each librarian post on social media a recent example of working with a library user.
- Hold a photography contest that features the library. Display winning photos on the library website, Facebook and Instagram pages, or as screensavers on the library computers.
- Partner with the music or art departments to host concerts and feature art from library users, or invite employees to showcase their extramural skills.
- Leave the library and exhibit at other events such as a new employee orientation, health fair or sports day.
- Make buttons at and for the library! Button makers came up at ACRL as an inexpensive and fun way to get patrons talking about the library.
- Adopt a mascot and use its image on flyers, blog posts, etc. Soon the mascot will become synonymous with the library. (Or showcase your institution’s mascot in a “Day at the Library.”)
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