Let’s Get Our Geek On Together This September
Geek the Library is a community awareness campaign for public libraries that can help your team raise awareness and change
perceptions about your library, and encourage more community support! We invite public libraries across the state to work with us
as we launch the Geek the Library campaign during September---National Library Card Sign-up Month.
We strongly recommend joining us in this free program. When you enroll, OCLC will provide free materials (including posters,
stickers and t-shirts), access to an online campaign management center with templates and tips, and ongoing field support
for the length of your campaign. Geek the Library is flexible and includes many localization opportunities—allowing you to make
your community members the face of your campaign. Geek the Library also encourages expanded use of social media to engage
your community, and can improve staff marketing, communication and advocacy skills.
The more library teamwork, the greater the energy and impact of the campaign. Let’s do this RI!
Librarian Geeks & Ghosts Tour
Date: Saturday, October 12
Time: 7pm sharp (tour is approx. 90 min.)
Place: The tour meets at Prospect Terrace Park (60 Congdon St on Google Maps)
Parking: There is free parking on the street. It is a residential neighborhood.
Cost: $15 ($12 if at least 10 people sign-up)
The tour is a walking tour and is an excellent little jaunt but come prepared and make sure you bring proper walking attire. Also we HIGHLY recommend that you bring a camera, digital is preferable. Sorry no video please.
Statewide Campaign Timeframe
May 2013: Join us for a free Geek the Library webinar to learn more about how this campaign can impact our communities. An OCLC
representative and a member of RILA's PR team will be ready to answer your questions.
Tuesday, May 21 from 2-3p
Wednesday, May 22 from 10-11a
June 2013: Throughout the month, RI public libraries wishing to participate are encouraged to sign-up.
July & August 2013: Participating libraries work to plan events and outreach that will take place this September. Be on the
lookout for ideas from the RILA PR team!
September 2013: Geek the Library officially launches across the state in conjunction with National Library Card Sign-up Month.
Geek the Library displays should be set up on the 1st and remain standing throughout the month at a minimum.
October - November 2013: Extension of the campaign using multiple promotional ideas as suggested throughout the planning
process. Libraries are encouraged to keep their Geek displays up and continue to engage their communities.