From the Guest Editor


  • Laura Kimberly Newport Public Library



marketing, outreach, community, engagement, collaboration


“Marketing and Outreach: Connecting to Our Communities” is the theme of this issue of the OLA Quarterly. As we continue to shape what our library services look like post-pandemic, we are also finding a need to connect or reconnect with communities we serve. In a world transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries have emerged as resilient institutions, evolving to meet the changing needs of their communities. As we navigate the post-pandemic landscape, libraries are redefining their roles and focusing on marketing and outreach strategies that connect them more intimately with the diverse communities they serve.


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Author Biography

Laura Kimberly, Newport Public Library

Laura Kimberly (she/her) has been the Library Director for the City of Newport since April 2019. She has worked in libraries for over 16 years in Nevada and Oregon. She holds an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In her free time, Laura enjoys long-distance running, volunteering, and spending time with family, friends, and animals.




How to Cite

Kimberly, L. (2024). From the Guest Editor. OLA Quarterly, 28(1), 3–4.