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Libraries need media relations in good times and bad

A man and woman having a conversation for a radio show.Do you feel like hiding in your office with the lights out when you see the TV news van pull into your library parking lot? Talking to reporters and appearing on camera can be very uncomfortable for many librarians. However, in good times and in bad, creating good relations with the media is important. The media can help libraries to get the word out about their value and importance, and offer us more than just an entry on a calendar of events.

If you would like to learn how to build relationships with the media and develop techniques for handling media interviews, in good times and in bad times, join us on March 6, 2015 for Media Coaching for Librarians at the Westfield Washington Public Library. This will be an interactive workshop led by Communications Consultant Rick Hightower, and will include Q&A with a panel of reporters, including David MacAnally from Channel 13 Eyewitness News, Bobby King from the Indianapolis Star, and J.K. Wall from the Indianapolis Business Journal. Indiana librarians can earn 4 LEUs.

For more information and to register, visit the Media Coaching for Librarians event page.

Interview photo by United Nations Photo is licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. The original photo has been cropped.