Task S Four: Publicize the Changes

Publicize the positive changes you have made in the new library district. Here are some ideas:

Send press releases to all media outlets when you begin or expand a service.

Ask the local paper to do an in-depth article on the changes, several months after the changes have been made. Suggest they write the article from the patron's perspective.

Suggest a story to a local television station's news director, if there is a channel close to your area.

Create and distribute a nicely printed annual report for the district after its first year of operation, showing new services and how well they have been used.

Volunteer to provide speakers for local service club meetings to talk about new library services.

Be creative!