LocalHop Blog

Young Adult Programs Your Library Should Think About Offering

June 4, 2019 — Event Management

For the most part, it is common knowledge that public libraries host a variety of events throughout the day for their patrons. Most of these events are geared toward children, adults, and, seniors. However, some of the most frequent library visitors in the early mornings and evenings are young adults, ages 20-30 years old. There … Read More

How to Write an Event Description That Will Get You Found

May 24, 2019 — Event Management, LocalHop Adminstrators, Organization Management

It is important to include a strong description when you create your event. Strong descriptions contain information that will attract would-be event seekers and new patrons. People can find events using Google. The search engine website has a feature called Google Event Finder, which is able to detect when someone is searching for an event … Read More

Why You Should Socialize Your Baby at the Library

April 4, 2019 — LocalHop Users

There are a lot of library events every day! From open to close, events for infants to senior citizens, there is always something going on at the local libraries. While we will always try to encourage children and teens to utilize libraries, there are many reasons why it is important for new parents to take … Read More

Questions You Should Be Asking Your Event Attendees in Your Custom Forms

March 6, 2019 — LocalHop Adminstrators, Registration

Custom forms and questionnaires are often standard with most online ticketing services. What’s surprising is how few hosts take advantage of these tools. Collecting data from your attendees before the event will give you not only a wealth of information in the early planning stage but also data for future events you host. Here are … Read More

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