Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Why Didn’t I Think of That – If it looks good, show it off!

Are your library's service statistics looking great? Make sure people know it. Theresa Schaefer, director of Wall Community Library, made this pamphlet to emphasize the ways her library is growing. She made the charts Excel and copied them to MS Word.

Wall Community Library brochure featuring data graphs: Print Books use is up 53%. E-Books and Downloadable Audiobooks is up 84%. Internet Use is Up 50%. Photos of Wall Community Library fill middle column. Number of Library Accounts is Up 15%. Access to Materials is Up. Wall Community Library has joined Black Hills Library Consortium, South Dakota Share It. Items in Catalog is up 2000% -- from 12,000 to over 250,000.
Wall Brochure featuring data graphs


Underscoring the value of letting your community know about your library, its services, and your work is Eric Erickson's recently released report on the 2017 SDLA Legislative Day http://sdla.site-ym.com/?page=Advocacy.