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On 21st August, #uklibchat’s discussion was on Outreach and Inclusion. Participants discussed what they thought counted as outreach, gave real examples of outreach, and taking a ‘business’ approach to marketing. Plenty of advice was given on what to consider when starting outreach, establishing and maintaining connections being a big consideration.
Read on to find out more!
A thank-you to all the participants. We sometimes alter and combine tweets for the sake of flow, but endeavour to accurately reflect the views expressed. The searchable twitter archives for #uklibchat contains the actual tweets.
(skipped as it’s clear all different sectors are doing outreach)
Social media useful for last minute reminders of events and training sessions. But social media shouldn’t be the only medium for any communication because not everyone uses it. @library_lizzie
Related Links (pulled out from discussion)
http://t.co/BXP6olcY Here’s a blog post talking about outreach in libraries. This shows that the definition of outreach is quite mutable!
http://t.co/utZiCnO2. I would call this blog by our biochemistry subject librarian outreach
http://t.co/ffY5EFrR Saw this great article in ALA magazine recently about taking ref libs into community
http://t.co/HaAnQxUK Quaker runs a mobile library that reaches homeless people. I think public libraries should consider this
http://t.co/oZZ1IRZ7 Worth looking at CILIP Libraries change lives awards for examples of public library outreach
Blogged: Library Outreach, Advocacy & Marketing – close cousins or poles apart? http://t.co/ceEpAMHr by @nicolafranklin