ALA offers myriad tools and opportunities to help librarians advocate for ourselves, our patrons, and our libraries. Advocacy can impact our funding. It can get teen rooms in public libraries. It can keep librarians in schools. It can ensure our teen patrons will have materials that reflect their needs. And that’s just the start! As summer starts and Annual is approaching, consider taking advantage of these ALA advocacy opportunities.
- Register for a free webinar on practical tips, techniques, and case studies to help librarians advocate sponsored by the ALA Washington Office: “Advocacy Recycling”: Leverage Existing Events and Resources For Lasting Advocacy Impact on Tuesday, June 18 from 4:00-5:00pm EST.
- Visit the Advocacy Corner at Annual featuring back-to-back speakers and experts on Sunday, June 30 talking about various advocacy issues and approaches.
- Check out the advocacy presentations at Annual including targeting 20s-30s to advocate and helping patrons tell their library story.
- If cannot attend Annual, get started at the How to Get Involved tool kit.
Whatever advocacy approach you decide to take, know that ALA offers opportunities and tools to help you advocate effectively.