Historic Carnegie Library of Ballinger

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Public relations

In recognition of the responsibility of the library to maintain continuing communication with present and potential users of the services and resources of the Carnegie Library of Ballinger, Texas so as to assure effective and maximum usage by all citizens, the library board adopts the following resolution as a matter of policy.

  • To promote community awareness of library services
  • To stimulate public interest in and usage of the library
  • To develop public understanding and support of the library and its role in the community

The following means may be used to accomplish the foregoing objectives:

  1. Specific goals and activities shall be developed annually and the program shall be evaluated periodically.
  2. Personal and informational group contacts shall be maintained with government officials, opinion leaders, service clubs, civic associations, and other community organizations by library staff and board members.
  3. Surveys of the community shall be made to assure the responsiveness of the Carnegie Library to the interests and needs of all citizens.
  4. Local media shall be utilized to keep the public aware of and informed about the resources and services of the Carnegie Library.
  5. Newsletters, brochures, and other promotional materials shall be produced and distributed through regular mailings and other effective methods of reaching the public.
  6. The Carnegie Library may sponsor programs, classes, exhibits and other library-centered activities and shall cooperate with other groups in organizing these to fulfill the needs of the community for educational, cultural, informational or recreational opportunities.

The library director and the publicity committe shall have the responsibility for coordinating the public relations and public informational activities of the Carnegie Library.


Adapted from the Public Library Trustee Handbook Washington State Library, 1989.