NEW FOR YOU
Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week starts September 18 with a theme of "Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us." There are a slew of materials to help you spread the word and raise awareness all week long.
- Download promotional materials from BannedBooksWeek.org.
- Get free downloads from American Library Association.
- Get the ALA's press kit.
- Check out ALA's display ideas.
Finally, take a few minutes to read this important article on how to make a real impact with your Banned Books Week displays and posts.
You should all have received your die-cut stickers for Library Card Signup Month. Thank you for the feedback so far! I will send out a survey in October to find out how you're using them and whether you'll want more in 2023.
New CE Courses
The Bridges Library System recently obtained a subscription to on-demand, online courses through MRA, a non-profit Human Resources association that works with businesses, government, and organizations. These courses are available to all public library staff in our system. You'll find courses in leadership, customer service, technology, and more. Each course takes between 30-60 minutes. You can take them whenever it fits into your schedule.
TIPS & TRENDS
Making Videos In Canva
You don't need to be Steven Spielberg to make fun, engaging videos!
For social media, fun Instagram Reels can be made in a matter of minutes. I'll share more info in a later issue, but here's a great article to get started. Follow the Milwaukee Public Library to get inspiration, but yours DON'T have to be this fancy. Here's one I did when Angela was unpacking Tshirts. It didn't take long at all!
You can create high-quality videos in Canva or PowerPoint for presentations or training videos. Canva has tons of tutorials to help you out. (Here's an example of a video I made for the CAFE app in Canva.) And here's info on how to record a slide show with narration in PowerPoint, which can be quicker and easier than creating subtitles in YouTube after you upload a Canva presentation. Happy filming!
Boomers prefer neutrals, Gen Z loves their yellows. It's all color psychology!
Do this easy exercise to learn more about your audiences and take a walk in their shoes.
Promoting Hispanic Heritage Month
Plan ahead. Educate.
Amplify. Here are ideas on doing this right.
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