Celebrate Children’s Book Week, May 12-18

May 12, 2008

This week is Children’s Book Week.

Take time to celebrate by reading a book this week to a special child you know, re-read a favorite story from your childhood for your own pleasure or better yet, donate money to your local school or public library for them to buy a special children’s book for their collection. Many libraries will allow you to place a memory/honor plate in the book.
For information on Children’s Book Week, visit:
http://bookweekonline.com/index1.html


Attention OhioLINK Libraries!

May 9, 2008

This is information from Candi Clevenger, Chair of the Marketing Taskforce:

The Idea Gallery Contest is back! It’s simple to enter, just send me your promotion and publicity materials by June 6, 2008 and you could win up to $250 worth of promotional items! The more items you submit, the more times your library will be entered to win. Complete details follow below and at http://www.ohiolink.edu/ostaff/marketing/gallery/igcontest 

What items are eligible for submission? Just about anything you’ve created to promote your library, which has not been submitted previously. This includes brochures, bookmarks, posters, blogs, Web sites, pictures of promotional items, videos, marketing/communication plans and market research instruments (including surveys, usability tests, etc.). Market research submissions should include any questions asked/instructions given, a brief description of how you did the research and the results (the raw data or a summary will do). Visit the Idea Gallery to see what’s included for more ideas. Don’t be dismayed if your item does not fit in an existing category; new examples are especially welcome. 

How to enter: E-mail entries to Candi Clevenger by June 6, 2008. Most file formats are acceptable for this contest including PDF, Microsoft Office/Publisher, Adobe and graphic files (JPEG, GIF, TIFF, EPS). If you already have the item posted on your Web site, please just send the URL. Each item that is submitted will be entered in the prize drawing, however items are subject to review by the OhioLINK Marketing Task Force before being added to the Idea Gallery. Please include any helpful information about each submission, such as who created it, how it is used, and the name, title, and e-mail address of who to contact for more information. Candi is also looking for some print promotion pieces to make over and use to illustrate design principles, so if you have a project you’d like to be considered please note that in your entry e-mail. 

Drawing details: The prize drawing will be held on June 9. You’ll earn one drawing entry for each item you submit to the Gallery. First prize is $250 to spend in the OhioLINK store, second prize is $150 and third prize is $100. You can even use your store credit to purchase items customized with your library’s URL as part of this summer’s upcoming group promotional order (order information will be distributed in June; orders will be due in early July)

Please contact me if you have any questions about the contest. 

Sincerely,
Candi