Communications and Marketing

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The communications and marketing team leads public awareness efforts for Georgia Public Library Service, delivering key messages to external audiences about the value of libraries in our communities.
We publish Library News and lead email marketing, social media, media relations, branding, photography and video services, and more. Staff also provide consulting services and training to help libraries strengthen their communications strategy.

We aim to be a strong resource to Georgia libraries, providing timely, useful, and compelling tools to increase their capacity and to demonstrate the need for and impact of public libraries.

We are the central communications and marketing source for the Georgia Public Library Service.

Deborah Hakes
Communications Director

Phone: 404-852-5547

Areas of Expertise

Some of the areas we help and advise libraries on include:

Marketing Toolkits 

These toolkits will help you promote GPLS and federally-funded initiatives at your library. You’ll find images, customizable graphics, suggested key messages for social media and links to additional resources from the American Library Association.

Our publications highlight the many ways that Georgia public libraries strengthen their communities.  Use the link below to request physical copies for your library.

Request a publication


Download digital copies of selected publications.

Georgia's treasures booklet cover     Request Georgia's 10 Most Beautiful Libraries Passport               About GPLS marketing fact sheet

library trustee handbook cover      Cover of Georgia Public Library Service newsletter for July 2019

More Communications Resources

Use these cards to develop and share messaging about your library’s impact. Individual cards are standard business card size (3.5″ x 2″). The “Library Elevator Speech Card” card is 3″ x 3″.

Press Releases

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