Useful Links for Frontline Advocacy A Third PowerPoint Presentation by Caroline Han Pasadena Public Library
Websites <ul><li>Advocacy & Legislation :   At this site by ALA, visitors will find everything they need to promote their ...
Slide Shows <ul><li>Frontline Advocacy for Libraries :   This online, self-paced tutorial instructs a viewer on the basics...
Videos <ul><li>Advocacy on the Frontlines with Dr.  Camilia   Alire :  The 2009-2010 ALA director talks about the importan...
Now that you know everything, it is time to test your knowledge! “ Students make 1.5 billion visits to school library medi...
Questions <ul><li>What is frontline advocacy involves lobbying and meeting with legislators: true or false? </li></ul><ul>...
Questions II <ul><li>According to Vance, what is (currently) the first and most important point librarians must focus on? ...
Questions III <ul><li>What are  not  1 of the 6 good excuses that won’t work? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I won’t know what to...
Answers <ul><li>False. </li></ul><ul><li>False. </li></ul><ul><li>Eight. </li></ul><ul><li>You! </li></ul><ul><li>Interlib...
Answers II <ul><li>The economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing and acknowledging the current state of the economy. </li></ul><u...
Questions III <ul><li>D. </li></ul><ul><li>D. </li></ul><ul><li>Were you expecting “None of the above” each time?   </li><...
The End Thanks for reading!  Be sure to visit Advocacy University at the ALA website for reference!
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Useful Links For Frontline Advocacy

  1. 1. Useful Links for Frontline Advocacy A Third PowerPoint Presentation by Caroline Han Pasadena Public Library
  2. 2. Websites <ul><li>Advocacy & Legislation : At this site by ALA, visitors will find everything they need to promote their library. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy Clearinghouse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Frontline Advocacy for Public Libraries : This outline, provided by ALA, teaches viewers what they need to know regarding Frontline Advocacy and how it relates to public libraries. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sure to visit the links to the PDFs sprinkled throughout! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Camila Alire , ALA President : The creator of Frontline Advocacy has plenty of information and links on her creation. </li></ul><ul><li>I Love Libraries : ALA created this site – an example of how to enact Frontline Advocacy online - for the general public. It provides information for general visitors on how to support their local library. </li></ul><ul><li>@ Your Library : Another ALA-sponsored site that advocates libraries to the general public. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Slide Shows <ul><li>Frontline Advocacy for Libraries : This online, self-paced tutorial instructs a viewer on the basics of advocating on behalf of his or her local library. Includes streaming videos. </li></ul><ul><li>Spring Assembly 2010: Frontline Advocacy : This presentation by Royce Kitts is a good introduction on frontline advocacy for the novice. </li></ul><ul><li>Playing Politics : For those who are squeamish about the idea of “politics” or “schmoozing,” Christine Tobias provides useful advice and tips. </li></ul><ul><li>Library Advocacy Kit : This easy-to-comprehend toolkit by Laurie Boettcher has “easy advocacy tips” and guidance on how to implement and enact an advocacy plan. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Videos <ul><li>Advocacy on the Frontlines with Dr. Camilia Alire : The 2009-2010 ALA director talks about the importance - and potential - of frontline advocacy to libraries. Part of “Frontline Advocacy for Libraries.” </li></ul><ul><li>Tour the Library : A presentation by Harper College Library highlights importance of academic libraries. Also part “Frontline Advocacy for Libraries.” </li></ul><ul><li>Stephanie Vance on Advocacy : The creator of AdvocacyGuru.com shares 3 vital and timely tips on effective advocacy for libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy On The Frontlines with Rochelle Logan ( Part II ): The Associate Director of Support Services for the Douglas County Libraries discusses types of advocacy. </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy On The Frontlines with Hampton Auld ( Part II ): The director of Durhan County Library talks about training staff in frontline advocacy. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Now that you know everything, it is time to test your knowledge! “ Students make 1.5 billion visits to school library media centers during the school year -- or 5.5 times as many visits to national parks” (Quotable Facts About America's Libraries, 2010, p. 1) “ Public libraries are the number one point of online access for people without internet connections at home, school or work” (Quotable Facts About America's Libraries, 2010, p. 2)
  6. 6. Questions <ul><li>What is frontline advocacy involves lobbying and meeting with legislators: true or false? </li></ul><ul><li>Only employees who work in the public spotlight are frontline advocates: true or false? </li></ul><ul><li>According to the theory of communication, how many people do each person talk to? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is a library’s best advocate? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the example offered in the first slideshow’s second video? </li></ul><ul><li>What fruit was featured in Royce Kitt’s slide show? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Questions II <ul><li>According to Vance, what is (currently) the first and most important point librarians must focus on? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the second point? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the third point? </li></ul><ul><li>Did Rochelle Logan’s initial top-down campaign succeed? What about her second grassroots campaign? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the ideal length of a library message? </li></ul><ul><li>How many books do Americans check out yearly, on average? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Questions III <ul><li>What are not 1 of the 6 good excuses that won’t work? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I won’t know what to say.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I don’t even work with patrons in my job!” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I won’t make any difference anyway.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I haven’t undertaken any training or gone over any scripts yet.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>None of the above. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are not 1 of the 6 ingredients for success? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand your library and its strengths, offers, et al. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick the right time and opportunity to advocate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Say “Thank you!” to patrons. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be shy – be courageous and advocate to everyone you know! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>None of the above. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Answers <ul><li>False. </li></ul><ul><li>False. </li></ul><ul><li>Eight. </li></ul><ul><li>You! </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary loans. </li></ul><ul><li>Avocados.  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Answers II <ul><li>The economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing and acknowledging the current state of the economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of citizen advocacy. </li></ul><ul><li>No, no.  </li></ul><ul><li>15 words or fewer. </li></ul><ul><li>7. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions III <ul><li>D. </li></ul><ul><li>D. </li></ul><ul><li>Were you expecting “None of the above” each time? </li></ul>
  12. 12. The End Thanks for reading! Be sure to visit Advocacy University at the ALA website for reference!

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