Academic libraries produce a range of events. While large-scale events can be a lot of fun, the planning process can seem more daunting than the process for programming targeting smaller audiences. Planning and executing large-scale events — ones that attract one hundred or more attendees, involve partners, and meet the social and academic needs of students - can be very worthwhile in terms of marketing the library and networking. In this article, the authors detail four different events that can be replicated in an effort to show how easy and beneficial large-scale events can be within the academic library community.
Copyright: © 2018 Demeter, Besara, Colvin, and Birmingham. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License (CC BY-NCSA), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, sharing, adapting, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Demeter, Michelle, Rachel Besara, Gloria Colvin, and Bridgett Birmingham. "Send in the crowds: Planning and benefiting from large-scale academic library events." Marketing Libraries Journal (2018): 86-95.
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