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Librarian Like a Rockstar : Using your personal brand to promote your services and reach distant users. Dan Gall University of Iowa Also known as Dan the Librarian. Outline. Personal Branding for Librarians Relationship Marketing for Librarians Mindfulness Needs of Distance Students

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Librarian Like a Rockstar:Using your personal brand to promote your services and reach distant users

Dan Gall

University of IowaAlso known as Dan the Librarian


Outline
Outline

  • Personal Branding for Librarians

  • Relationship Marketing for Librarians

  • Mindfulness

  • Needs of Distance Students

  • Make a Plan


Disclaimer
Disclaimer

  • I’m not really a Rock Star.


Disclaimer1
Disclaimer

  • I’m not going to tell you anything that you don’t already know.


What we re talking about
What we’re talking about

  • Marketing is determining who you serve and with what products.

    • Judith Seiss in The Visible Librarian


What we re talking about1
What we’re talking about

  • Publicityis getting the word out that you can help people do their jobs better-faster-cheaper.

    • Judith Seiss in The Visible Librarian


What we re talking about2
What we’re talking about

  • Public Relations is talking to people about their needs and your strengths.

    • Judith Seiss in The Visible Librarian


Personal branding
Personal Branding

  • “Everyone has a personal brand, but most people are not aware of this and do not manage it strategically, consistently, and effectively.”

    • H. K. Ramparsad


Personal branding1
Personal Branding

  • Not a new concept

  • Reputation

  • Tom Peters coined term in 1997

  • Adopted by celebrities and bloggers

  • Emphasize your strengths and your target audience’s needs.



Personal branding3
Personal Branding

  • Rather than focus on self-improvement … personal branding seems to suggest that the road to success is found instead in explicit self-packaging…

    • (Lair, et. al, 2005, p. 308)


Personal branding4
Personal Branding

  • Managing your image

  • In the good old days we called this...Reputation

  • Intentionally thinking about how you present yourself

  • Dan the Librarian


How to present yourself
How to Present Yourself

Basset, Brian [email protected] June 10, 2008

http://www.gocomics.com/adamathome/2008/06/10


Relationship marketing
Relationship Marketing

  • A style of marketing [which] … makes it possible for marketers to build trusting long term relationships with each party in the selling chain and to be able to count on excellent service and cooperation. (Cross, 1995, p. 306)


Relationship marketing1
Relationship Marketing

  • Marketing isn't our issue. Relationships are. Marketing is misunderstood and misplaced if it isn't seen as a natural consequence of everything else we do.

    • (de Stricker, 2000)


Relationship marketing2
Relationship Marketing

  • Why have libraries not jumped on the RM bandwagon as they have jumped through the hoops of other business fads…? (Besant and Sharp, 2000, p 18.)


Relationship marketing3
Relationship Marketing

  • We are on this bandwagon

    • Liaison Librarians

    • Partnerships

    • Quality service

    • Return customers


Mindfulness
Mindfulness

  • So really what we’re talking about is being intentional about what we’re already doing…and doing well


Target audience
Target Audience

  • You all know what distant/off-campus/remote students are like


Make a plan
Make a Plan

  • Time for the interactive part of today’s program…


Works cited
Works Cited

  • Besant, L. X., & Sharp, D. (2000). Upsize This! Libraries Need Relationship Marketing. Information Outlook, 4(3), 17-22.

  • Caminiti, S., & Reese, J. (1992). The payoff from a good reputation. Fortune, 125(3), 74. Retrieved from Business Source Complete

  • de Stricker, U. (2000). Relationships R Us: Climbing up the Value Chain. Information Outlook, 4(11), December 12, 2009.

  • Lair, D. J., Sullivan, K., & Cheney, G. (2005). Marketization and the recasting of the professional self: the rhetoric and ethics of personal branding. Management Communication Quarterly : McQ, 18(3), 307-343.

  • Ramparsad, H. K. (2008). A new blueprint for authentic and successful personal branding. Performance Improvement, 47(6), 34. doi:10.1002/pfi20007

  • Siess, J. A. (2003). The visible librarian: asserting your value with marketing and advocacy. Chicago: Chicago : American Library Association.


Dan the Librarian[email protected]

Adams, Scott Dilbert, March 2, 2009

http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2009-03-02/


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