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Save the Library Campaigns

I was musing how many states had viral campaigns on Facebook to influence funders about budget and value of the library issues. So I had a few minutes at midnight one evening and went through all fifty states and found these:

United States at large:

Geek The Library

Save Libraries

State Campaigns

Florida FL

Save Florida Libraries

Save our Libraries, Save State Aid to Libraries

Illinois IL

Restore funding for IL library Systems

Save Illinois Libraries

Massachusetts MA

Don’t Close the Books on Libraries!

Michigan MI

Michigan Libraries for the Future

New Jersey NJ

Save NJ Libraries

Save My NJ Library

http://www.savemynjlibrary.org

New York State

Protect NY Libraries
http://www.protectnylibraries.org/

Ohio OH

Save Ohio Libraries

Wisconsin WI

Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries

A few local campaigns:

Los Angeles PL CA

Save the Los Angeles Public Library!

Save the Libraries

Charlotte Mecklenberg NC

$2 million in one week

Boston PL MA

People of Boston Branches

Brooklyn Public Library NY
Keep Your Library Open
http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/open/

Some of these camnpaigns are grass roots and some come from the state library association, friends’ groups or others. Some may have ended. It’s just one influencer strategy and it’s is not a mark against a state if they haven’t chosen public viral campaigning since there are other choices to educate, lobby, advocate and influence the budgetary process.

I just felt that it might be useful to pull the lot together for others to see them and learn.

I am sure I missed a few so please add them in the comments. In the next week I will add postings for the main value of the library studies by library sector for your use.

Stephen

Posted on: April 1, 2010, 9:53 am Category: Uncategorized