Created Content Committee Webinar on Promoting Digital Collections

Hosted by the CARLI Created Content Committee, this webinar covers information on how to promote your digital collections. 

Maybe you scanned decades of college yearbooks or the student newspaper, or you digitized a treasure trove of personal letters from a Civil War soldier or historic photographs from your local community. But, once you create these digital collections, how do you connect this unique content to your users or researchers? In this program, the panelists discussed strategies for promoting digital collections, from identifying your target audience to sharing content on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.

The webinar was recorded in Spring 2018.


Rachel Cole is the Public Services Librarian for Northwestern University’s Transportation Library, one of the largest transportation information centers in the world. She is responsible for outreach, instruction, and reference services for students and faculty of the university’s Transportation Center, as well as campus-wide and to a global community of transportation researchers.

Lindsay Harmon is the Instruction and Outreach Librarian at Lewis University, where her responsibilities include promoting library collections via social media. She holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University and a bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism from the University of Iowa.

Sata Prescott is the Project Manager for the Albert Johannsen Project, a CLIR-funded large-scale dime novel digitization project of Northern Illinois University in partnership with Villanova University. Sata has also worked on projects related to North Carolina medical history and newspaper runaway slave ads with The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Recorded on May 1, 2018. ~ 112 minutes

Rachel Cole webinar slides
Lindsay Harmon webinar slides
Sata Prescott webinar slides