LocalHop Blog

Suggested User Roles for Your Library Staff

February 20, 2019 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management

Your library’s event management system does much more than just manage your events. These critical databases can track patron activity, collect payments, send notifications, manage spaces, provide reporting, and keep your staff organized. Each employee or volunteer within your library, for one reason or another will need some kind of access to the information in … Read More

Library Event Management Software: Knowing Your Options

January 14, 2019 — Event Management, Organization Management

Libraries and their staff have the difficult job of keeping up with the continuous changes in software technology while figuring out ways to keep their community and members engaged in the ecosystem. It’s a daunting undertaking when the right tools aren’t at their disposal. There are event management software companies that provide resources that aim … Read More

The Millennial Librarian: 7 Ways Millennials Are Fabulously Changing the Stereotypical Norm

November 15, 2018 — Organization Management, Uncategorized

Passive, submissive, and plain were three adjectives that were often used to describe 20th-century librarians.1 It was a time when the education of the community was undervalued, educated women were paid far less than men, and diversity within any industry was almost non-existent. These stereotypes have persisted for over a century in the United States, … Read More

It’s Here! Room Reservation Added to LocalHop Event Software Tools

October 22, 2018 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management, Room Reservation

Why room reservation? In event planning and promotion, it all starts with the space. It’s essential to manage these spaces efficiently, because for many groups, rentable space means more revenue. LocalHop’s new software allows groups the ability to manage all of their internal and external spaces, equipment, room rental, and payment processing. LocalHop designed room … Read More

Cutover with Ease: How to Easily Switch Your Events over to Your New Localhop Database Without the Headache

September 27, 2018 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management

You know your organization needs a change, but the thought of switching to a new system seems impossible. This is a major concern of many of the organizations we speak to. Here are a few suggestions to help make the switch to LocalHop quick and painless.  Bulk Upload – The LocalHop bulk upload template allows … Read More

Backlinking by the Books: Why You Should Use Backlinks to Get Your Events Found

August 10, 2018 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators

When it comes to climbing in the search engine rankings, backlinks always make it in the top 5 ways to improve your SEO score. That’s because it’s one of the best ways for search engines like Google and Bing to judge your website’s popularity, importance, and overall quality of content. In one of our earlier … Read More

The Importance of Public Libraries in the 21st Century

August 3, 2018 — LocalHop Users

Public libraries in the 21st century are as important and relevant as they were in any other period of time. Public libraries have seamlessly adapted to support the format of information’s revolution from print to digital. The three “A”s, Accessibility, Accuracy, and Atmosphere, are proof that public libraries have withstood the test of time and … Read More

A Brief History of Event Management: Event Planning Then and Now

July 27, 2018 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management, Uncategorized

Events, whether a party, a class, or promotional, have always played a part in connecting people and communities. As technology advances so do the manner in which people plan and host events. This brief history of event management compares the then and now of event planning. The Evolution of Event Management The earliest events and … Read More

10 Free Tools and Services That You Never Knew You Could Find at Your Local Library

July 17, 2018 — LocalHop Users

Your local library is filled with more than just books and cool places to work and study. Public libraries offer an array of free tools and services that most patrons are not aware are available to them. Here are 10 tools and services you can use through your local library. 3D Printers  This one may … Read More

Planning Ahead: 5 Michigan Fall Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

July 6, 2018 — LocalHop Users

Summer is in full swing, but fall is one of the busiest and best times of the year in Michigan. There is no better way to experience the upcoming season than to celebrate at festivities around the state. Here are five must-attend fall festivals in Michigan you should definitely add to your calendar now. Grand … Read More