Enter to win the Summer Search Giveaway!


**The giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!

What’s the Koios Summer Search Marketing Giveaway?

It’s summertime, and that means that your community is looking for things to do. Koios helps libraries show up online, and this summer we want to help you get the word out about summer reading, book clubs, concerts, and more. To do that, we’re giving away $2500 in search engine marketing from now until July 4th.

What do I win?

Have you ever wanted to see your great program at the top of search results? Ten libraries will receive a prize pack of Google marketing worth $250: that’s enough to have your program seen by over 2,000 interested residents!

How does it work?

  1. You choose a program or service to promote

  2. Koios creates a Google search campaign for it

  3. Residents see it in relevant search results for 2-4 weeks

  4. You get new library fans for free!

 How do I enter?

Enter up to six times between now and July 4th by:

What are the rules?

  • To win, you must be affiliated with a public library in the U.S., U.K., or Canada.

  • Multiple librarians from the same library may enter to increase their chances.

  • The contest will end on July 5th, 2017.

  • Winners will be notified personally by Twitter or email, and collectively in a press release.

  • The prize package must be used to promote library resources to the local community.

  • The prize package must be used by December 31st, 2017.

  • The prize package cannot be transferred or sold.

  • Media and documents created in the course of implementation are the joint property of Koios and the winning library, meaning both Koios and the library may reuse them afterwards without the need for permission from the other party.

  • Koios may add to or change these rules as necessary in the interest of fairness and fun.


Koios CEO interviewed on Eastern Foundry's "Students v. Startups" Podcast

Image courtesy of Eastern Foundry

Image courtesy of Eastern Foundry

Koios CEO Trey Gordner answered tough questions from Georgetown students last week in a rapid-fire interview. The exchange is part of a partnership between Georgetown University and Eastern Foundry, a collaborative workspace that offers government contractors the insight and resources they need to succeed in the federal market. Questions ranged from product and business strategy to why libraries carry so many romance novels (hint: they're popular). Here's one quote that summarizes the Koios advantage for collection development:

What we want to do is empower librarians to develop their collections in a way that’s not just on intuition—even though that’s quite good among collection development librarians—but that they have data to reinforce those decisions.
— Trey Gordner, Koios CEO

You can find the full 12-minute segment on Eastern Foundry's blog.

If you're a librarian who's eager to "take the fight to Amazon," as Trey puts it, get in touch at info@koios.co.
If you'd like to download Koios and never forget to borrow instead of buy, head to our Download Page.

Koios featured in American Libraries Magazine

In the latest "Solutions" column of American Libraries Magazine, Koios received a stellar review from Washoe Library. Jennifer Oliver, Public Information Officer, writes that Koios is "an example of how the role of a library can easily be integrated into our daily lives," adding that the digital add-on "complements the standard brick-and-mortar library experience." What did Jennifer think the main benefit of Koios was for users? "Convenience!"

Click here to read the full Koios review.

Are you interested in offering the convenience of Koios to your patrons? Request a demo to see how we can increase your circulation and improve your online experience.

Cover of American Libraries, September/October 2016 Issue, where Koios is featured (courtesy of American Libraries)

Cover of American Libraries, September/October 2016 Issue, where Koios is featured
(courtesy of American Libraries)