As a $19 million renovation and expansion project begins, my library – Lawrence Public Library – is in the process of moving into temporary headquarters. We are closed for two weeks while we move our collections and offices into – wait for it – a building that last housed a Borders bookstore!
This is not only a huge logistical undertaking, but it has been a major communications initiative as well. We have successfully used traditional tools – flyers, signs, e-blasts, press releases, etc. – to keep our community informed about the move. However, we have turned to new media methods to keep our community engaged and excited about what’s happening at their library. Continue reading