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Regional Library Virtual Event Calendars
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Your library is still offering programming.

Here's a new way to promote it.

 

About the project

CLC is working with Burbio on an exciting new project – regional calendars of virtual/online public library events. These functional calendars automatically pull from your own library event listings, social media and websites, providing library users with easy access to virtual programs in their local area.

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the public, looking at a library’s website and calendar, might see CANCELED and think libraries are dormant. CLC's roundtable discussions have identified that many libraries are struggling to get the word out about what you are offering for virtual/online programming. We think this is an opportunity to promote libraries to statewide and regional media, and to bring more visibility, attract new users, and increase participation in your library’s unique online programs and services - both now and in the future when libraries reopen their doors.



The Calendars

 

How libraries can help

Burbio is currently testing the calendars, and Connecticut libraries can help:

  1. Check to see that your virtual/online events are listed and/or are listed correctly. Burbio is pulling these events automatically from your library calendar.
  2. If your events are not listed, or if there is an issue with the way they are displaying, contact Dennis Roche at Burbio: dennis@burbio.com.
  3. Please put a link to your region's calendar on your website and publicize it to your patrons.
  4. If you'd like, add a link to your website to our virtual library calendar page for the public - ctlibrarians.org/virtualevents

About Burbio and CLC

CLC has been partnering with Burbio since 2017 to help Connecticut libraries publicize their events and become tech leaders in their communities. Burbio was designed to be a "digital home" for individuals to easily find and track their town's school, library, community, sports, and other local events. Burbio pulls from and integrates existing calendars, creating no additional work for community organizations. If your library's calendar is not yet on Burbio, contact Dennis Roche at Burbio: dennis@burbio.com.


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