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PALNI Communication Manual: Elevator Speeches

Elevator Speeches

These elevator introduction speech blurbs were written collaboratively by the Communication Beyond the Library Task Force (Fall 2018). Because this is a publically accessible libguide, you can find the elevator speeches categorized by audience in our Google Team Drive:

Introduction to PALNI Content Blurbs for email and marketing

It is housed in the "Open to Everyone" Drive. If you need access to this drive, please email

Press Release Boiler

About the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI):

PALNI is a non-profit organization supporting collaboration for library and information services to the libraries of its twenty-four supported institutions. The library deans and directors who sit on the PALNI board have expanded the organization’s strategic direction as the internet and information services landscape have changed. PALNI shares systems and expertise in many areas including a resource management system, strategic planning, affordable education, instructional technology, collections, reference, information fluency, outreach, and data management.

PALNI Supported Institutions: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary | Ancilla College | Anderson University | Bethel College | Butler University | Concordia Theological Seminary | Christian Theological Seminary | DePauw University | Earlham College | Franklin College | Goshen College | Grace College | Hanover College | Huntington University | Manchester University | Marian University | Oakland City University | University of Saint Francis | Saint Mary’s College | Saint Meinrad’s Seminary and School of Theology | Taylor University | Trine University | University of Indianapolis | Wabash College