Advocacy

Being able to demonstrate the impact your library is having on the community can convince decision makers, funders and voters to support your library. Find resources to help gather evidence, use data, and tell the stories that demonstrate the value of the library and show the return on investment it brings to the community. Learn how to amplify your library's value so that you may continue to make a difference in people's lives.

Explore the Advocacy in Action section to learn more about the vital role of public libraries and how to educate the public about the critical funding issues many libraries face. Materials, resources and support are available to libraries who want to engage the support of local community members through fun and innovative campaigns.

 

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Engage Your Community when Planning for Change

 News / Last Modified: 12 January 2017

Your role in your public library elevates you to a community leader and change agent. No matter your formal title or the size of your library, you have the opportunity to meet and evolve with your communities' changing needs. As a central learning an...

What's Your Story?

 News / Last Modified: 06 January 2017

You need to tell your story. Whether you call it story-telling, marketing, advocacy, promotion or community outreach, you need to make your library's story heard in your community. To tell your story effectively, you must understand your own...

The Iron is HOT: Libraries as Innovative & Creative Community Catalysts

 Webinar / Last Modified: 30 December 2016

This webinar helps to define the successful library as one that serves as a vibrant and active community center. Learn how to take a leadership role as a creative catalyst – exploring new ways to build partnerships, strengthen community and contribut...