The YALSA online chat on Advocacy is archived at Thanks to everyone who joined us and stuck with it through the technical difficulties! Lots of great ideas and resources were shared, but of course, the topic doesn’t end with the chat session, our conversation can continue, here on the blog!

For discussion:

  • What does advocacy mean, to you?
  • What are some successful advocacy strategies you have employed?
  • What do you talk about with people, when you talk about teens?
  • What frameworks, if any, do you use, and what do you do when people don’t want to hear about developmental needs or assets?
  • Do you work with community agencies in your advocacy efforts?
  • Do you involve teens in advocacy (i.e. Legislative Day, Friends Board Mmber)?
  • What kinds of resources or training do you find useful, in terms of advocacy?

Thanks for commenting!

About Beth Gallaway

Beth Gallaway was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2006 for her work in advocating for videogames in libraries. She is an independent library trainer/consultant specializing in gaming, technology, and youth services, and is a YALSA certified Serving the Underserved (SUS) trainer.

2 Thoughts on “YALSA Online Chat on Advocacy, Archived for Your Viewing Pleasure

  1. Thanks, Beth! I’ll also be posting the transcript to the YALSA Blog this afternoon. If you did try to join the chat and had problems, please contact Jenny Levine at and let her know what browser you were using and the specific nature of your problem.

  2. Thanks Stephanie – I did contact Jenny, she’s always very responsive 🙂

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