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Geek The Library

Have you reviewed the Geek The Library site yet?
The ‘Geek the Library’ campaign, was made possible by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and built by OCLC. It highlights what people are passionate about and how libraries can support them, in an effort to heighten awareness about the critical funding issues public libraries face.
Here are some teasers from the site but it is really worth a visit for the visuals, celebrities and resources:
It’s All About You. Turn your passions into support.
No matter who you are, there are things you are passionate about—things you geek. Maybe you geek engineering or hip hop. Maybe you are passionate about composting, schooners or vampires. Or maybe you just geek the weather.
Whatever you geek, serious or fun, the public library supports you.
The Geek the Library project is a community-based public awareness campaign aimed at spreading the word about the vital and growing role of your public library, and to raise awareness about the critical funding issues many U.S. public libraries face.
The Goal
The campaign hopes to inspire a conversation about our incredible public libraries and their urgent need for increased support. We hope you tell people what you geek, how the public library supports you and your community, and that everyone in your community benefits from the services your local library provides.
The campaign is sponsored by OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative that has provided services to help libraries deliver more to their users for four decades. Supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, OCLC partnered with Chicago-based marketing communications agency Leo Burnett USA to create the campaign.”
Encourage your users to join the campaign and get the e-mails. It’s a good site. [Unfortunately it’s restricted to US residents only. (Hint – to get the newsletter, just make up a zip code. It’s too bad international companies, like everyone involved in this site, are being chauvinisitic. Web scale used to mean international.)]


Posted on: June 27, 2009, 9:07 pm Category: Uncategorized

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