Community: March 2010 Archives
If you're a fan of WorldCat, chances are you're also a fan of libraries in general. Well you're in luck--not only is today the Ides of March, but this week is also Geek the Library Week. March 15-21, 2010 gives you a chance to show your support for your local library.
A bit of background: the Geek the Library campaign is administered by OCLC and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to help raise awareness about the need for public library support in communities both large and small. The grant is currently running for U.S. libraries, and the pilot program has been going on since last year in Georgia and Iowa.
Geek the Library Week is designed as a celebration, but it also highlights the Geek the Library message about the challenging funding issues many U.S. public libraries face. From California to Massachusetts, countless libraries are struggling with difficult budget decisions. If there was ever a time to speak out in support of public libraries, the time is now. Your voice can make a difference.