Webinar Series: Marketing New ILS and Discovery Tool to Students and Faculty at Gulf Coast State College

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Date(s) - 06/30/2017
9:30 am CDT - 11:00 am CDT


With the statewide migration to the Sierra/Encore Duet integrated library system and discovery interface, Gulf Coast State College library staff realized that the implementation would significantly impact their faculty and students. The goal of this project is to develop a comprehensive plan for introducing the new ILS and discovery tool to students and faculty at Gulf Coast State College.

In this three-part webinar series, Kathy Dempsey will guide library staff at Gulf Coast State College through the process of creating a marketing plan to introduce the new ILS and discovery tool to students and faculty. Other libraries are welcome to listen in and follow along with this project.

Kathy will evaluate data for Gulf Coast State College, and the webinars will include an explanation of what data were important and how she came to her conclusions. Other librarians are welcome to follow along at whatever level they choose:

  • Simply listen to the webinars to gain an understanding of the process
  • Gather the same data on your own school in order to use the lessons presented in the webinars to create your own branding, messages, media, and assessments plans

Webinar 1 – June 30 @ 9:30 a.m. CT

Webinar 2 – August 18 @ 9:30 a.m. CT

Webinar 3 – September 8 @ 9:30 a.m. CT

Organizations may also contract directly with Kathy Dempsey outside of the scheduled webinars for customization of branding and messages. Kathy can be reached at kathy@librariesareessential.com.

Kathy Dempsey wrote the popular tome The Accidental Library Marketer and founded her own marketing consultancy, Libraries Are Essential. Her work is dedicated to helping librarians and information professionals promote their value and expertise in order to gain respect and funding. Kathy has been the editor of Marketing Library Services newsletter for 23 years, and was formerly editor-in-chief of Computers in Libraries magazine. She also blogs at The ‘M’ Word. She’s an active member of the New Jersey Library Association, and Chair of the Library Marketing and Communications Conference.

Note: You only need to register once in order to attend all three webinar sessions. If you cannot attend the live session, register anyway and we’ll send you a link to the recording.

Registration is closed for this event.

For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.