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Use social media to contact your Representative or Senator to thank them for their support of Indiana Libraries. Or, use some of the more general tweets below to show the value of Indiana libraries to your followers and the public.

Remember to post what your libraries are doing to support your communities during #NationalLibraryWeek.

Indiana Library Federation is promoting #INLibrarySnapshotDay on the 10th of every month in 2020. Post a photo or video on various social media (FB, Twitter, Insta) to show activity in the modern library. Use #INLibrarySnapshotDay, #INLibrariansTeach, and tag @ilfonline and community partners.

Sample Tweets - #NationalLibraryWeek

  • #NationalLibraryWeek is an annual celebration highlighting libraries, librarians, & library workers. Let library staff know that you appreciate their efforts . Show your appreciation, use the hashtag #ThankYouLibraries and tag your library.
  • There’s something for almost everyone at the library, & each library serves the needs of its own unique community. Although their buildings may be closed, Indiana library staff are working hard to serve their communities during this time of need. #NationalLibraryWeek
  • Indiana Teacher Librarians are meeting with students, providing resources for teachers, & preparing for next yearShow your appreciation, use the hashtag #ThankYouINTeacherLibrarians and tag your school library.  #NationalLibraryWeek #IndianaLibrariansTeach
  • Academic Librarians support research needs of their students, faculty, & staff. They also show students how to use computers, find information for assignments, help faculty & staff find information & materials, & more. Thank you Indiana Academic Librarians! #NationalLibraryWeek
  • In response to the economic disruption resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, many Indiana libraries are helping residents apply for unemployment and eligibility programs such as SNAP, TANF, & healthcare. Check with your local IN library for more information. #LibrariesTransformCommunities #NationalLibraryWeek #INLibraries

 

Sample Tweets - Public Libraries

  • Library access = opportunity: Over 5.1 million Indiana residents opened internet sessions in public libraries in 2018. #LibrariesTransformIndiana
  • Libraries = smart investment: IN public libraries receive, on average, only 4 cents of the property tax dollar, and multiple that impact.  #LibrariesTransformIndiana
  • IN public libraries hosted more than 30 million visits in 2018--nearly 5 visits for each resident. 
  • IN  public libraries help Indiana residents apply for jobs, create resumes, prepare for interviews, and more.  #LibrariesTransformIndiana
  • IN public libraries host supervised visits for foster children #INLibrariesChangeLives
  • Libraries share resources to meet local needs: providing over 700,000 interlibrary loans to Indiana residents in 2018 #LibrariesTransformIndiana
  • Library staff champion your right to access information privately when you check out materials or browse the internet #LibrariesTransformIndiana
  • Our public library opens up at 9 am. For the 12 hours, it’s [town name's] hub for learning, community, egoverment, meetings, and broadband. #LibrariesTransformIndiana
  • [NAME Public Library] is open 10am-8pm, but our internet resources are open for business 24/7. Access your eBooks all night long. #LibrariesTransformIndiana 
  • Learning to tell the difference between factual and fake news are lessons taught in libraries. Keep our country strong by supporting libraries and digital citizens. #LibrariesTransformIndiana
  • You may find your legislator's social media on their bio page in our ILF Action Center or click here for a partial list

Sample Tweets - School Librarians

  • Why I love my school library: It's the hub of the school. #LibrariesTransformIndiana #INLibrariansTeach
  • Our school library opens up at 7 am. For the 8 hours, it’s a hub of energy, learning, and student-teacher collaboration. #LibrariesTransformIndiana #INLibrariansTeach
  • IN School libraries are active! Students at [school] use the library to check out books, complete research, make connections on projects, and create in the MakerSpace.  #LibrariesTransformIndiana #INLibrariansTeach
  • IN School libraries build lifelong readers and active learners. Check out our students at [school] as they do [activity] today. #LibrariesTransformIndiana #INLibrarySnapshotDay #INLibrariansTeach
  • Learning to tell the difference between factual and fake news are lessons taught in our school libraries. Keep our country strong by supporting school libraries and digital citizens. #LibrariesTransformIndiana #INLibrariansTeach
  • Our school [name]'s students have checked out over [number] of books this year. We are readers! What’s the best book that you’ve read this year? #LibrariesTransformIndiana #INLibrariansTeach
  • What does the school library mean to you? Here’s what our students have to say: [answer]. #LibrariesTransformIndiana #INLibrariansTeach
  • Our school library provides instruction and support that builds student success. School libraries are powerful and relevant. #LibrariesTransformIndiana #INLibrariansTeach
  • Students who learn to be responsible readers and learners today will be better educated voters in the future. Support Indiana libraries today. #LibrariesTransformIndiana #INLibrariansTeach

Sample Tweets - Academic Librarians

  • Learning to tell the difference between factual and fake news are lessons taught in our academic libraries. Keep our country strong by supporting libraries and digital citizens. #LibrariesTransformIndiana
  • The Library is THE hub of activity on campus. Record your group presentation on video. Reserve a study room. Ask a librarian for inter-library loan with another campus. #INLibrarySnapshotDay   
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