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Geek Indiana Libraries

Geek the Library Coming to Indiana!

The Indiana State Library invites libraries across the state to "get your geek on" this summer by joining a statewide library campaign that grabs people’s attention and reminds them about the immense value public libraries have for Hoosiers and Indiana communities. This one-of-kind  awareness campaign introduces the word ‘geek’ as a verb and illustrates the fact that everyone is passionate about something—everyone ‘geeks’ something—and that the public library supports it all.

Interested? Sign up today for the FREE Geek Indiana Libraries Summit featuring OCLC and State Library representatives on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 1:00-4:00 PM (EDT).

Libraries in Georgia, Iowa and Indiana's-own Shelbyville-Shelby County Public Library are singing the praises of Geek the Library and here are 10 reasons why it can also be a hit in your community:

  1. It positions your library as vital to individuals and the community at large.

  2. It serves as a reminder to the community that public library funding should not be taken lightly, and that the library is a critical public resource that helps people reeducate themselves, find jobs and transform their lives.

  3. It helps debunk public library funding myths and reminds the public that the largest chunk of public library funding usually comes from local dollars.

  4. It provides a lighthearted approach to encouraging critical conversations about your library’s need for support and funding.

  5. It creates opportunities to build important relationships with influential members of the community, and partner with community organizations, local businesses and schools, which will have value in long-term funding efforts.

  6. It makes a full-scale and professionally designed awareness campaign simple to localize and execute.

  7. It provides the materials and advice needed to cut through the marketing clutter and speak directly to the people who can provide the kind of support you need when it counts.

  8. It provides an opportunity to be part of the events and activities where the public library may not be expected.

  9. It builds advocacy and marketing skills that benefit the library well beyond the campaign.

  10. It provides new and exciting ways to connect with your community and have fun.

Geek the Library: A Community Awareness CampaignLearn more about the Geek the Library pilot campaign. A new comprehensive report features results from consumer research & interesting insights about the experiences of pilot participants.

If you would like to learn more about Geek the Library and how it can work in your local community visit Also, check this great Geek the Library webinar and other resources from OCLC on WebJunction.

Stay tuned for more information from the State Library about the Geek Indiana Libraries campaign throughout National Library Week, including how to participate, program timelines, opportunities for state funding, success stories, Indiana-specific programming, and more.

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Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

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