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Branding your library with Local History: Home

Enhance your library's image by uncovering your community's past! From book displays to online exhibits; learn how to introduce patrons to your local history treasures.


About this guide

Your library's local history resources are items that only you have. By bringing them out of their archival boxes and locked bookcases, you can enhance your library's programming, introduce your services to new users and create a strong and lasting bond between your organization and the community you serve. This guide is designed to show some cost-effective and unique solutions to "Brand" your library using your local history materials. 

This guide is based on the Reference and User Services Association of ALA (RUSA) Guidelines for establishing local history collections in public libraries. You can view the complete document here.


Do you know where your local history collection is?

Your collection might look like this

Or this

Or even this