by Ben Bizzle with Maria Flora

“But this is how we’ve always done it!” Objections to taking a fresh tack are about as common as budget shortfalls, and the two are more closely related than you might think. At the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library in Arkansas, Bizzle and his colleagues defied common practices by using creative risk-taking in marketing and outreach to transform their library into a dynamic institution that continues to grow and thrive. Here they recount their story, sharing techniques for success alongside a provocative marketing philosophy that will spur libraries to move beyond their comfort zone. Focusing on creative ways to pull patrons in rather than just push the library out, this book

By the time readers have finished this book, they’ll have a roadmap for revolution at their own institution.

Bizzle, Ben, with Maria Flora. Start a Revolution: Stop Acting Like a Library. Chicago: ALA, 2015. 208 pp.

2015/softbound/ ISBN 978-0838912676 $52.