Taking into account the recent OCLC study "From Awareness to Funding," come learn about some new and exciting ways to turn your community into advocates and donors. Denver Public Library (DPL) successfully experimented with a traditional "Citizens' Academy" utilized in other sectors and a not-so-traditional tattoo fundraiser. Denver Public Library created the Denver Public Library Academy, during which 30 community members from across the city learned all about our library services and why we provide them. As a result, the Academy created civically-engaged library advocates across our city and serve as a feedback mechanism to improve our services. This presentation will share the nuts and bolts of starting a program of your own. In addition to a Citizen's Academy, DPL activated our most loyal customers and book lovers by hosting a tattoo fundraiser asking our customers to create stories and become lifelong advocates of the library.
Books + Ink Tattoo Fundraiser:
Denver Public Library created history by hosting a tattoo pop-up shop in one of their branch locations and engaged with a new audience on a new level. They created stories for devote library and book lovers and will have a lasting impression in the community for the life of the tattoos and raise some funds along the way.
ALA Unit/Subunit: UNITED
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.