Promoting Book Clubs with LibGuides CMS & LibCal

Thursday, March 22, 2018
9:45am - 10:00am U.S. ET
Talia Richards
Session type:
Sneak Peek / Product Tour
ALA-Midwinter, Seattle: Booth 1004
Products covered:
  LibCal     LibGuides & LibGuides CMS  

In this session:

Improve Participation and Communication of Book Clubs and One-Read Programs

Communicating Book Club events and facilitating offline discussion and research are made easy with LibCal and LibGuides CMS. 

Both LibCal and LibGuides CMS provide a simple, easy-to-use, mobile-first, accessible, and affordable “out of the box” solution.

We'll Cover:

  • LibGuides CMS:
    • Creating a Book Club or One-Read LibGuide: Including adding Book information, discussion groups questions, and more. 
    • Using Discussion Boards to promote an online discussion forum. 
    • Using Blogs to showcase upcoming events at the library and author information to keep patrons informed and engaged.
  • LibCal:
    • Creating Book Club or One-Read calendar events with registration. 
    • Using Integrated Social Media to amplify outreach. 
    • Connecting events to your LibGuide.
  • Examples: View real-life examples of libraries using LibCal and LibGuides CMS to promote their Book Clubs / One-Read Programs.

Products covered: LibCal, LibGuides & LibGuides CMS

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