Success Story: Achieving Library Funding


12.17.12
LaTanya Burno, Director of J. Lewis Crozer Library tells her story.

Jolly Holly! Photo Blog of The Ivy Group’s 2012 Holiday Party


12.04.12
One of the great things about The Ivy Group is that we are a small company. So, when we have a holiday party, it is not your typical buttoned-up, after-hours, stuffy office obligation.

Why Wasn’t I Quoted?


11.08.12
Reporters often interview more people than they can include, especially for in-depth stories. Nevertheless, someone was quoted. How can you increase your odds next time of being that someone?

Send Your Sick Board to the Intensive Care Unit


11.02.12
Library directors will tell you their Board of Trustees or Board of Directors can be a great source of satisfaction and support or a hotbed …

Ivy Group Programmer’s Side-Project “Foodio” Makes Headlines


11.01.12
A mobile app developed by our very own programmer Nabil Ahmed was featured on an NBC 29 news segment last Saturday and has received attention …

Training Your Library’s Board of Trustees


08.24.12
Now more than ever, there is a critical need for well informed and competent people to serve on boards.

The Ivy Group is Moving Down the Street


08.21.12
The Ivy Group's Charlottesville office is moving down the street, just a block off the Downtown Mall. Our new location, effective September 4th, 2012, is 1001 East Market Street, Suite 202.

Burning Books for a Cause


08.02.12
Today marks the one year anniversary of the famous vote to save Troy Public Libraryin Troy, Mich. The city almost lost its library last year, until …

What’s Your Story?


07.25.12
Here are five easy tips for getting your organization some “earned” media.

An Intern Story: Why Field Trips Shouldn’t Stop in School


07.03.12
A couple weeks ago, the interns (Katelin, Lauren and I) embarked on a trip to Pantops Shopping Center to get letter signatures to send to a local …

How to Write a Better Request for Proposal: RFPs from the Consultant’s Side of the Desk


06.27.12
The premise appears simple: libraries want to hire a consultant with the expertise their organization needs, and consultants seek interesting projects with clients that are …

Accessibility: It’s for Your Site, Too


06.25.12
In web design, accessibility involves making sure that all content is available and functional to all users, regardless of a user’s browser, assistive technology or physical impairment.

Handles, Hashtags and Retweets. Oh, My!


06.13.12
Take these tips into consideration, and you’ll be fluent in Twitter language before you know it.

Take Your 404 Page from Frustrating to Friendly


05.29.12
A more thoughtful, helpful 404 page actually builds relationships.

Mommy Porn and Library Policy


05.22.12
Over the past month, libraries in Georgia, Wisconsin and Florida have banned E L James'Fifty Shades of Grey romance trilogy. Some libraries are taking the …