4 Reasons Why Fingal Libraries Love to Blog

Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on December 31, 2018.

Since April 2014, Fingal Libraries have written and published close to 200 blogs .  With over 12 million items available for lending, and with thousands of FREE events and activities running across our branches, our Library blog allows us to raise awareness about the importance of our role in providing a modern well-resourced learning hub and […]

Library Blog

Library Blog

Since April 2014, Fingal Libraries have written and published close to 200 blogs .  With over 12 million items available for lending, and with thousands of FREE events and activities running across our branches, our Library blog allows us to raise awareness about the importance of our role in providing a modern well-resourced learning hub and community space.

So why do we enjoy blogging and what is the purpose behind it. Take a look at some of our reasons…

Inform

At its core, blogging is a great online communications tool, which has given us a platform not only to share our mission and vision, but also to inform our Library users about the range of services we offer. The impact of our services (existing and new)  can be limiting if people are not aware of the services on offer. Our Library blog is an engaging way for us to inform our Library users of the potential benefits of our library services.

Connect

Connecting with communities is at the heart of what we do in Fingal Libraries. By keeping our users informed, we are reinforcing the trust and relationship between Library staff and the community. Blogging allows us the opportunity to connect and network with individuals who share similar interests. Unlike many social sites, users of our website can browse through our range of blogs and pick and choose the topics that interest them the most – a knowledge base which will enhance the users online experience.

Inspire

Fingal Libraries continuously strive to expand their role in their local communities over the last decade. We help people develop their digital skills, acquire and develop other skills through various lifelong learning opportunities and offer an impartial and trusted space for people to create, learn, and connect.

Our extensive programme of services reflects national programmes around themes such as culture, creativity, heritage, well-being, entrepreneurship and science. Our Library blog endeavours to reach audiences across all ages, cultures and ethnicities with the purpose to inspire change.

Attract

Our Library blog is a great opportunity for us to attract new library users who might not be aware of our range of library resources. Blogging offers considerable potential to increase membership and usage, making libraries more relevant to a broader audience. We aim to write blogs with valuable and helpful content to those who may be unaware of some of the important innovations of recent years.

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Our blogs are written not by just one author but collaboratively by a community of authors and like our Library users, our blog offers a diverse range of topics to help meet their needs. Ranging from book reviews to new developments in your local library, our Library blog provides a welcoming environment which we hope will keep you informed.

 

By Úna Smyth, Swords Library