LocalHop Blog

How to Host a Virtual Event for Your Library (Start to Finish)

April 17, 2020 — Libraries, Virtual Events

Are you nervous about how to host a virtual event for the first time? You shouldn’t be, it’s easier than you think! Shared content and videos are a great way to keep your patrons engaged with your library’s social sites, but a bit of personalization from your staff might be what’s best during this time. … Read More

New Policies and Procedures to Introduce to Your Library

March 23, 2020 — Libraries, Organization Management

Whether mandated by the local or federal government or created and enforced by your library, you can guarantee there will be new policies in place before you open your doors again. If the Covid-19 outbreak has taught us nothing else, it’s that no organization was truly prepared for how quickly a health crisis can bring … Read More

Six Reasons Why You Should WANT to Let Your Patrons Book Their Rooms

February 5, 2020 — Organization Management, Room Reservation

It is surprising how many libraries tell us that they do not need or allow public-facing room reservations. For one reason or another, room bookings stay internal or in some cases, are not reserved ahead of time at all (first come, first served). This means that their patrons are then forced to call or come … Read More

How to Create a Community Calendar Policy Agreement

January 6, 2020 — Calendars, Event Management, Organization Management

Hosting a community calendar is a great service to your community, but also comes with it some added responsibility. You are responsible for the content that shows up on your calendar and the gatekeeper for the organizations that wish to share their events on your website. When creating a standard contract or agreement for new … Read More

Who to Target First for Your Community Calendar

November 27, 2019 — Calendars, LocalHop Adminstrators

You did it! You committed to adopting a community calendar, now you are ready to recruit everyone in your community to share their events. But how do you go about doing this without creating more work for yourself? And what organizations do you reach out to first? There are several things to consider when answering … Read More

How and Why to Get Your Community Onboard with a Community Calendar

October 28, 2019 — Calendars, Event Management

If you are an organization that serves the interest of your community, chances are your organization has at one time or another considered adopting a community calendar to showcase the great events your community has to offer. Community calendars are a great way to cross-promote and dare we say it, piggy-back on the successful marketing … Read More

Do’s and Don’ts When Creating Your LocalHop Account

August 22, 2019 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management

You just set up a LocalHop account for your organization or business, now what? You want to make sure your events are found, so we have compiled a basic list of do’s and don’ts to help get you started. DON’T – POST ANOTHER ORGANIZATION’S EVENT ON YOUR ORGANIZATION’S PAGE. We understand that you may want … Read More

Dynamic Design : 3 Reasons Why Your Organization Needs to Update

July 31, 2019 — Event Management, Organization Management

Technology in our world is constantly changing. People can look up information from almost anywhere by using a variety of platforms, such as laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones. This is why it is important for organizations to have dynamic and responsive designs on their website so that it works seamlessly on multiple platforms. Your website … Read More

How to Become an Event Planner

July 18, 2019 — Event Management

Experience has more weight than a degree when it comes to becoming an event planner. When becoming a certified event planner, you are often required to have 3-5 years of experience whether or not you have a degree in communications, public relations, hospitality, or another related field. So the big question is, how can someone … Read More

The Importance of Loading Your Own Events

July 3, 2019 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management

While LocalHop aims to provide the best customer service in the industry, there is one big thing we prefer to leave in the hands of the organizer.  Often times we get asked the question, “Can you just do it for me?”  referring to adding or editing an event.  The short answer is “No.”  But that … Read More