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Re-launching the Elders of the Internet Video

  • 1.  Re-launching the Elders of the Internet Video

    Posted 02-12-2021 15:15
    Edited by Dan Bostrom 02-12-2021 15:16

    February 14 is #LibraryLoversDay, and it is the first anniversary of the launch of RAILS' Elders of the Internet video, featuring Nick Offerman. Just a few weeks after launch, the world got a bit sidetracked with the novel coronavirus, so RAILS is relaunching the video with a new media kit to assist you in answering the often-asked question, "Why do people need libraries in the age of Google?"

    The media kit includes:

    • A list of 25 ways you can promote Elders of the Internet
    • Links to the Elders of the Internet video (three versions)
    • Sample social media posts
    • Sample copy for your print or e-newsletters
    • Talking points about why libraries are needed in the internet age
    • And more!

    We'd love to hear how you are sharing/using the video and any patron comments you may hear. If you have more ideas for promoting the video, or for tackling the "why libraries/when Google?" question, contact us at

    Dan Bostrom
    Member Engagement Manager
    Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)