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Start or revive a “Friends of the Library” organization: even if you’re in a school library setting.
Have a library presence (even if it’s just flyers/handouts) at as many community events as possible.
Attend a meeting (School board, Town Council, etc.)
Make friends with the press!
Send them press releases, pictures, PSAs.
Invite them to attend events.
Turning Complaints into Advocacy
“ I wish you had more current resources.”
“ Yes, I’m sorry about that. We’d love to have newer resources, but the budget won’t allow it. It might help if you let the principal know about your concerns. You could let the other teachers know I’m interested in updating material and would love their support as well.”
“ I wish you were open more.”
“ We do too. We just don’t have the staff. It’s a shame because we wish more students could take advantage of our resources. It would help if you could drop a note to the principal and ask parents to write too.”
Use What Already Exists
ALA provides a wide variety of advocacy tools for every library
Press releases and other publicity material, fact sheets, PPT presentations, sample advocacy plans, success stories.