Monday, September 17, 2007

Death to Library Jargon

I wanted to post the following announcement about a workshop which gives tips for marketing library resources in language that is understandable to library patrons. This is a free, online workshop at 11am on October 11 offered by OPAL.

Presenter: K.G. Schneider, Research & Development Consultant, College Center for Library Automation

"You spend valuable time and money maintaining your library's resources. Are you certain that your users are getting the most out of what you provide? Attend this workshop and you will learn writing techniques that will showcase the library's databases, events and collections in print and on the Web. Karen Schneider, noted technology expert and author of the Free Range Librarian blog, will discuss her top tips for avoiding library jargon and re-framing library services using positive language. "

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Suzanne! This is right on target!

    Can you send an email to let staff know about this online workshop? Unfortunately, only a handful - the usual suspects - are publishing/posting on the Next Chapter blog. I'll have to encourage staff to check the blog regularly.