|Geek\Verb. 1: To love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for. 2: To express interest in. 3: To possess a large amount of knowledge in. 4: To promote.|
|WVLC is encouraging all libraries to sign up for the campaign before the official statewide launch in September. WVLC does not expect libraries to implement any Geek projects this summer — just to start thinking about them. Geek the Library is a great way for libraries to increase their visibility with elected officials and the public by creating a statewide image. Visit www.geekthelibrary.org for information about how patrons can support their public library. |
Geek the Library is a community-based public awareness campaign coming to West Virginia libraries during Library Card Sign-up Month in September. The campaign will (1) spread the word about the vital and growing role of your public library, and (2) raise awareness about the critical funding issues many public libraries face.
- The campaign will 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 public library’s role in building strong communities is more important than ever — especially in a tough economy. But as library usage increases, and the pressure to expand services intensifies, many libraries simply don’t have the necessary funding to support the new demand. At the same time, most are experiencing flat or decreasing budgets.
- Although millions of Americans enjoy public library resources, and understand the transformational role libraries play for individuals and communities, most people don’t know if their local library is adequately funded or that they have an influential role in how well their library is supported. The campaign is designed to help build public awareness that libraries need community support and adequate funding in order to remain strong.