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You are the first face patrons associate with your library.
Not library directors or administration!
You have an impact on your patrons, intentionally or not.
Via minor actions and comments.
Positive impressions, interactions, and experiences can mean more support from patrons. Meanwhile, word of mouth can spread around – up to the power of eight! Patron support can make a real difference in tough times! “ Frontline advocacy is about putting your library front and center at every opportunity. It’s about saying and doing the little things on a daily basis that give others positive feelings and an appreciation of your library” ( “Frontline Advocacy Begins with You,” 2010, para. 5). “ Most of us who work in libraries - public, school, academic or special - believe in what we do. Advocacy is simply a way to share that with others” (“Every Voice Makes A Difference,” 2010, p. 1). “ It’s any interaction you have that gives you the opportunity to share information about your library's strengths and needs” (“Frontline Advocacy for Libraries,” 2010, slide 5).
American Library Association. (2010). Where the Action is: Advocating for Your Library from the Front Line [Slide Show]. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/sgiovannelli/frontline-advocacy-for-libraries-6-810
American Library Association. (2010). Every Voice Makes a Difference [PDF]. Retrieved from http://ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/advocacy/advocacyuniversity/frontline_advocacy/everyvoice.cfm
(2010). Frontline Advocacy Toolkit. American Library Association. Retrieved from http://ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/advocacy/advocacyuniversity/frontline_advocacy/index.cfm
(2010). Frontline Advocacy for Public Libraries. American Library Association . Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/advocacy/advocacyuniversity/frontline_advocacy/frontline_public/index.cfm
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