New SAGE photo contest – How do you market your library?
From social media to events to campus-wide emails, librarians regularly promote their libraries’ services to patrons in exciting and creative ways. Send us a photo from your favorite campaign or outreach event for a chance to win a travel grant to the 2014 Charleston Conference or one of eleven $50 Amazon gift cards. From now until 11:59pm, PST on September 20, 2013, we invite all academic librarians in the U.S. and Canada to submit a photo that depicts anything you are doing to market your library. Deadline is September 20th.
Click here for more information and to enter the contest.
What are we looking for?
- Images of exhibits from within your library
- Images of flyers created for your library
- Images of any other library-promoting material
- Images that illustrate what you are doing online or through social media
- Images taken at a special library-related event from inside or outside your library …And so much more (we welcome creativity!)
We DON’T expect you to be a professional photographer to submit – smartphone/digital camera photos are encouraged.
1 first-place winner will receive a voucher for registration at the 2014 Charleston Conference as well as $500 for travel related expenses to attend the 2013 Charleston Conference.
11 second-place winners will receive a $50 Amazon gift card to purchase book(s) of their choice.
All 12 winners will have their entry photographs featured in the 2013 Charleston Conference’s photo-desk calendar which will be given to all conference attendees.
The winners will be based on the following 3 criteria:
- Ability to illustrate how they market their library
- Quality of the photo entry
Best of Luck!
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.