CDS Project Request Form

Working with Communications & Digital Services (CDS)

The CDS Team uses a project intake form to centralize requests for promotions, print design, website requests, etc. to ensure prompt service that is reflective of your needs. Please take a moment to answer the questions on this form thoroughly before submitting. Click the link below to access the form.




About CDS

The Communications and Digital Services Department at Saint Paul Public Library strengthens awareness of, support for, and engagement with library agencies by:

  • connecting audiences and user groups with services, programs and activities at the Library through community engagement, communication and online services 
  • coordinating the development and maintenance of the Digital Library 
  • researching, supporting and implementing new technologies 
  • defining and implementing overall strategy for Library communications
  •  conveying the Library's value to key constituencies 
  • demonstrating the Library's relevance and significance to community agencies

What We Do

The Communications and Digital Services Department fulfills several key functions and provides services to Library staff. We can help you with the following kinds of projects:

  • integrating technologies into library services 
  • creating, coordinating, and implementing marketing and promotional plans for events, programs and services at the Library 
  • working to attract audiences to events and programs 
  • working with Twin Cities and national media to garner coverage of Library activities, programs and services 
  • designing print and electronic publications (brochures, posters, postcards, web pages and other publications) to support and promote Library events, programs and services 
  • writing and editing text for publications (print and online) 
  • handling production (bids, press checks, printing, and bulk mailing) for print publications 
  • working with the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and MELSA initiatives 
  • cultivating and coordinating community partnerships 
  • facilitating the Adult Program Committee to package and enhance adult programs offered at library agencies 
  • creating and publishing internal staff communication 
  • assisting with maintaining and updating identity and way-finding signage 
  • supporting government relations 
  • advising on Minnesota Arts and Cultural Legacy Fund 
  • supporting grant-funded projects

CDS Project Lifecycle

This diagram illustrates the typical project lifecycle.