Browse Our Categories



The Library Marketing Toolkit
Ned Potter
Item Number: 978-1-85604-806-4
Publisher: Facet Publishing, UK
Price: $99.95
Email Friend
  Order Options:  
  Add To Cart  
  Add To Wish List  
Customers outside of North America (USA and Canada) should contact Facet Publishing for purchasing information.

192 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-1-85604-806-4
Year Published: 2012

Read the Table of Contents and Chapter 1 of this book now!

As libraries continue to fight for their survival amid growing expectations, competition from online sources and wavering public perceptions, effective marketing is increasingly becoming a critical tool to ensure the continued support of users, stakeholders and society as a whole. The Library Marketing Toolkit provides readers with everything needed to successfully market any library.  Author Ned Potter offers expert coverage of every element of library marketing and branding for all types of libraries, including archives and academic, public and special libraries, providing innovative and easy-to-implement techniques and ideas. Included are numerous case studies highlighting best practices and offering expert advice from thought-leaders such as David Lee King, Alison Circle, Terry Kendrick, and Rebecca Jones, plus institutions at the cutting-edge of library marketing including the British Library, New York Public Library, the National Archive, Cambridge University, JISC, the National Library of Singapore and the State Library of New South Wales. Among the key topics covered in the text are:
  • Seven key concepts for marketing libraries
  • Strategic marketing
  • The library brand
  • Marketing and the library building
  • An introduction to marketing online
  • Marketing with social media
  • Marketing with new technologies
  • Marketing and people
  • Internal marketing
  • Library advocacy as marketing
  • Marketing special collections and archives
Essential reading for anyone involved in promoting their library or information service, whether at an academic, public or special library or in archives or records management, this book is also a useful guide for LIS students internationally who need to understand the practice of library marketing.

Check out this title's companion website!

About the Author

Ned Potter is Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of York. He won the SLA Europe Early Career Conference Award 2011 and was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2011. He is the founder of the LIS New Professionals Network, is the New Professionals Support Officer for the CILIP Career Development Group (Yorkshire & Humberside) and has been involved in several national New Professionals events. He blogs as The Wikiman and presents regularly on marketing libraries and the echo chamber phenomenon.


"From social media to old fashioned methods, and how to build a good brand, this scholarly and comprehensive guide will prove invaluable to any librarian who seeks to get the word out. The Library Marketing Toolkit is enthusiastically recommended, not to be missed."
--Midwest Book Review

  Also of interest:  
Marketing Concepts for Libraries and Information Services, Third Edition
Item Number:  978-1-85604-870-5
This best-selling textbook offers LIS students and information professionals a comprehensive foundation and structure for effective strategic marketing and demonstrates how to use this marketing to enable grow, develop and find new perspectives.
Price: $95.00
Successful Social Networking in Public Libraries
Item Number:  978-0-8389-1167-9
Examining more than 6,000 libraries across the US, this book offers an in-depth look at how a large variety of public libraries are using social networks
Price: $59.00
The Librarian's Nitty-Gritty Guide to Social Media
Item Number:  978-0-8389-1160-0
Solomon, a librarian with extensive experience in web development, design, and technology, cuts to the chase with this invaluable guide to using social media in any kind of library.
Price: $54.00