Now Playing: Global Lens Inside . . . your public library!

libraries buildDespite tough economic times, public libraries across the country have a full calendar of cultural programs, including artists and music, discussion of current events and issues, dancing, films and poetry. With tight budgets and scarce resources, they’re finding creative ways to reach their audiences, including social media. Libraries are posting announcements and event calendars on blogs, invitations and RSVPs on Facebook, last minute updates on Twitter.

We think this kind of creativity deserves our support! How about a film and discussion program that recognizes libraries across the country for using low-cost, high impact marketing strategies?

The Global Film Initiative introduces Global Lens Inside, a film and discussion program with social media marketing support that grants a full set of critically-acclaimed Global Lens films to public libraries. Global Lens films explore characters and stories from countries around the world, such as China, Brazil, Lebanon, India, Angola, Serbia and Mexico, and come with discussion guides to encourage lively film and discussion programs. Participating libraries keep the Global Lens films for their permanent collections.

Libraries interested in participating in Global Lens Inside should contact for an application.