I am a Children's Specialist at the Ruth Enlow Library in Garrett County, Maryland. I work with kids from the ages of 0 to 18 and am also a reference librarian. In addition, I am member of the YALSA Legislative Committee, and the Children's Services Division of the Maryland Library Association.

28 Days of Advocacy #6 – Creating Community Partnerships

As we go out in our communities, it is often that we hear the old adage that change begins with a single person, which for our purposes is true- but wouldn’t be more conducive to our efforts to have more partners to help influence and impact our issues and agendas?

In our organizations, we all tend to lose sight of the fact that, although we seem to be fighting alone, that we aren’t- that the issues and problems that we face as individuals are the same across the board.’  Many organizations in our communities and across the United States are advocating for the same principles, for the same values, the same beliefs.’  We are all’ advocating for the benefit of our communities, our children.

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