Friday, April 08, 2005

New Zealand innovation in current Marketing Library Services newsletter

In the current issue of Marketing Library Services (v.19 no.2), retail consultants from John Stanley Associates took a field trip to New Zealand to get a peek at what innovations librarians have come up with to attract patrons, as described in "Studying Progressive Libraries: An Adventure in New Zealand." And it sounds like New Zealanders are doing something right - according to the article, libraries there enjoy 80%+ community usage, more than triple what we see in the U.S.!

The authors outline lessons learned from their journey abroad and point out creative ideas (ever heard of wine in libraries?!).

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