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Geek Indiana Libraries

Statewide Geek Campaign Enables Customized Marketing, Programming

The Indiana State Library and OCLC field representatives plan to work closely to create localized strategies based on a variety of criteria, including local need for increased library support, library funding structure, available resources and commitment to implement an awareness campaign. Most notable will be the production of promotional materials with Indiana-specific themes or that feature prominent and popular Hoosiers. Items may include anything from customized posters and bookmarks to billboards or t-shirts. The State Library will rely on partner feedback received at the Geek Summit and from our soon-to-be-commissioned Geek Advisory Board to build a statewide marketing strategy that effectively meets the needs of Indiana communities.

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

Geek the LibraryAdditionally, the State Library will distribute mini-grants to participating libraries to be used on local programming that captures the Geek the Library concept and promotes an LSTA-funded program or service (e.g., INSPIRE, Talking Books, technology mini-grants, Indiana Memory, etc.). Due to current Federal budget uncertainties, funding for the mini-grant program, like all current LSTA programs, is contingent on the actual amount of LSTA funds available for 2011. Both the statewide campaign and the local mini-grant program will be discussed in detail at the Library Summit and through future correspondence.

If you would like to learn more about Geek the Library and how it can work in your local community visit Also, 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.

Geek the Library: A Community Awareness Campaign
Learn 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.

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