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Charleston Library Conference 

Mar 27, 2023

In today’s episode, we’re talking with Dan Noyes, Senior Communications Consultant, Morressier.   Dan is interviewed by Matthew Ismail, a Conference Director and Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings.

Dan talks with Matthew about the role of a Communications Consultant in today’s scholarly communication organization and how this public relations role differs from being a “spin doctor.” Dan says that public relations is not so much about pushing out prepared statements as it is a matter of “reading the room,” or listening to people to figure out who they are and what their needs and interests are. A library’s needs will be different from a physicist’s needs, and the needs of a  researcher publishing or viewing a paper are different from a manager’s needs, so untangling and aligning them or offering different channels for them for expression and collaboration is the goal. Integrity and Authenticity are very important to establishing trust between an organization and its various constituents.

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