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Social MediAhhh!

Date: Wednesday, January 24th (Snow date: January 31st)
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: UHLS | 28 Essex Street, Albany, NY 12206
Contact Hours: 3

We all know that an engaging social media presence is a must for libraries in 2018, but how do we make it happen? Learn the what, how, and “whoa!” of social media management in this hands-on workshop that covers what works, what doesn’t, and the tools to make your library’s social media presence awesome!

Topics include learning your demographic, using social media insights, better practices for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, creating graphics and hashtags, using paid ads, responding to public comments, getting the word out about your social media platforms, and so much more.


Dana Willbanks has a degree in Humanistic Women’s Studies from McGill University and a certificate in Marketing Strategy from Cornell University. Dana has always gravitated towards nonprofit marketing work. She is the Public Information Specialist at the Albany Public Library where, despite not actually being a librarian, she feels right at home.

Doug Bixler has been managing Design and Communications for the Schenectady County Public Library for two years. He tackled the ambitious goal of rebranding SCPL in order to unite all nine branches under one cohesive identity, bringing a new understanding of patron relations through library marketing.
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