SELCO created personalized press kits for nine Minnesota Book Award finalists and winners to help promote recent author visits. The press materials always include a general press release, a sample Facebook post, and a tweet for the library’s Twitter account. Several have expanded biographical information when it was readily available.
Feel free to use this Library Legacy publicity if an author visits your community!
- Brenda Child
- Tricia Cornell
- Allen Eskens
- Michael Hall
- Nicole Helget
- Julie Klassen
- Nancy Koester
- Larry Millet
- Laura Purdie Salas
SELCO’s 2016 Minnesota Book Award Author Tour press kits
East Central Regional Library (ECRL) is in the midst of a marketing campaign to generate support for the Minnesota Broadband Vision and solicit personal stories. This follows the February 2016 ECRL board meeting, when the board endorsed a resolution supporting the Minnesota Broadband Vision stating that “everyone in Minnesota will be able to use convenient, affordable, world-class broadband networks that enable us to survive and thrive in our communities and across the globe.”
Components shared with each of the 14 ECRL locations include:
- Press release announcing the efforts
- Poster (11 x 17) of the broadband resolution signed by ECRL board president, Mike Warring
- A broadband table tent
- An online survey, as well as on location half-sheets to collect personal broadband or Internet stories
- Broadband petition to be shared with with area legislators
The ECRL broadband publicity efforts will continue through March 26.
With Minnesota Book Award finalists and winning authors traveling the SELCO region (and other parts of the state as well) SELCO created a press kits to assist local libraries in getting out the good news about these speakers. The press materials always include a general press release, a sample Facebook post, and a tweet for the library’s Twitter account. Several have expanded information and may include biographical information or even an author’s book jacket photo. These press kits closely resemble those created and shared by ALS promoting the Minnesota History Players. Feel free to use to promote an author visiting your community!
Rae Katherine Eighmey – Soda Shop Salvation
Jack El-Hai – The Nazi and the Psychiatrist
Brian Freeman – The Cold Nowhere
Cary Griffith – Wolves
Rachel Hanel – We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down
Erin Hart – The Book of Killowen
Melanie Hoffert – Prairie Silence
Thomas Maltman – Little Wolves
Carrie Mesrobian – Sex & Violence: A Novel
Kent Nerburn – The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo
Elizabeth Verdick – Peep Leap
Using props and artifacts, costumed History Players from the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) engage library patrons of all ages in their memorable life stories. Each lively 45-minute presentation is a fun and stimulating way to learn about the people, places, and events that shaped Minnesota.
The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) created promotional press kits to assist library promotional efforts when hosting a History Player. Click the links below for information about these important Minnesotans.
Through a partnership between CRPLSA and MHS, the History Players are available for Library Legacy programs. For more information, contact your regional library Legacy Coordinator.