Call for Lightning Round Talks- Spring 2022 virtual meeting

Call for Lightning Round Talks
Social Media Marketing During COVID  

ACRL National Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group  (Greater NYC Meetup)

Spring 2022 Virtual Meeting

Friday May 20, 2022 via Zoom (3:00pm-4:30pm eastern time)*    

*Our meeting will be held via Zoom and we encourage individuals (far and wide) to submit lightning round proposals and attend

Submission form —– >  
 (deadline: April 20, 2022)

During the last two years, libraries have relied on social media more heavily for online marketing and outreach. As libraries have slowly re-opened, we have gained considerable expertise in using social media for marketing and outreach purposes.

Some libraries have increased their engagement on social media by producing videos for Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Some have ventured into new territory like TikTok and have created compelling video content.

What new social media practices did you learn (during COVID) that you will continue to use? What worked and what did not?

For our spring 2022 meeting, we seek short, lightning round presentations that showcase the new social media marketing techniques you have initiated during COVID.

Some question prompts for our spring 2022 meeting:

  1. How has your library been involved in developing new social media marketing activities and initiatives in response to COVID?
  2. How are you using social media differently ?
  3. What social media expertise and knowledge did you learn during COVID?
  4. What social media marketing practices did you utilize during COVID that are going to stay?  

Complete the proposal form today! —-   (deadline: April 20, 2022)

About the ACRL National LMOIG Interest Group:

Launched at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, this interest group encourages regional meet ups around the U.S. as a central initiative. The ACRL National Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group has been created for Academic Librarians interested in Marketing and Outreach. This group is open to all.

For more information, please request to join our Facebook group at    


Mark, Maria, and Jessica

Mark Aaron Polger, Co-Chair

Coordinator of Library Outreach

College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY)

Maria Deptula, Co-Chair

Interim Director, Library Digital Services
Berkeley College
Paramus, NJ 07652       

Jessica Kiebler, Co-Chair

Instructional Services Librarian

Pace University Library