Resources - Demonstrating the Library's Role in Tough
Here are some of our favorite resources:
in a Tough Economy Toolkit (American Library Association)
- The toolkit contains information on how to work with decision-makers, ways to work with the media, and talking points to help libraries articulate the role of libraries in times of economic downturn.
- The same website provides links to the print, radio and television national news stories. Use the radio and television clips in multi-media presentations you develop.
- Focus on Libraries in Tough Economic Times (WebJunction Pathfinder)
Resources - General
Advocacy Toolkit for Public Libraries
Libraries Prosper with Passion, Purpose and Persuasion! A PLA Toolkit for Success, provides guidance on planning your library’s advocacy efforts, including goal setting, audience analysis and identification, message and strategy development, and tactic evaluation and selection. Nearly 100 pages of instructions are included in purchase, as well as an accompanying CD-ROM.
- CAL Leadership Institute Materials (Nancy Bolt presentation)
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