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Meetup and Libraries

Anyone else out there using Meetup in Libraries or for Reading Groups?
Here’s more about it from the site:
About Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting, influential, local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face. We believe that the world will be a better place when everyone has access to a people-powered local Meetup Group. That’s our goal.
Meetup Groups help people:
Find others who share their interests
Get involved locally
Learn, teach, and share things
Make friends and have fun
Rise up, stand up, unite, and make a difference
Be a part of something bigger — both locally and globally
We’re proud to give more power to the people and we believe it’s possible to make a profit and make a difference.”
Here’s a list of librarian groups from the site:
The DFW Librarians Meetup Group
Meet other local Librarians to discuss new books, trends, and to have fun! Any librarian in the Dallas or Fort Worth is welcome to join us.
The Los Angeles Young Librarians Meetup Group
A social group for librarians in their 20s and 30s. The purpose of this group is to give us librarians a chance to get together and “network” (eww.. I hate that word). Suggestions are welcome, but basically, I just envision this as a way to make…
The San Francisco Librarians Meetup Group
Come bond with library and information science professionals and students. We talk about job hunting, school, and other issues facing librarians.
The New York Librarians Meetup Group
A place for New York Librarians of all types and backgrounds to gather and discuss developments in the field, professional opportunities, books, emerging technologies, library 2.0, and good old-fashioned librarianship!
Monroe Free Library Friends, Staff, Board Members
This site is a private meeting area for friends and associates of the Monroe Free Library of Monroe, New York, to share information.
Russian Authors at the Brooklyn Public Library
Traditional “Russian Authors” series will begin its new 2007-2008 season in the brand new auditorium at the BPL’s Central Library. The programs will run from October through May and will be held on the 3rd Sunday of every month. All programs are in R…
The Fullerton Public Library Book Club Meetup Group
Join us at the Hunt Branch Library (next to the Fullerton Pooch Park) for our all-new monthly book club. We have scheduled a vareity of books, both fiction and non-fiction for all book lovers. The first starts in September.
Star Trek Event at Miami Lake Public Library
This is the first Star Trek event that will be held at this library branch. I am looking to extend this event with to have other scifi offerings including book, tv and movie discussions, games, and possibly podcasting.
I searched librarian, library, book club, reading club and reading as well so there are loads of other related groups. I saw this on The M Word and thought it looked useful as a model for library tactics.
Just curious.

Posted on: November 25, 2007, 10:00 pm Category: Uncategorized

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  1. We used Meetup for the Perth (West Aust) bloggers group for a couple of years, but they charge for the account and when we decided we weren’t getting our money’s worth, we switched to a Facebook group.