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Presentations & Articles

Gorman, Michael. Library Advocacy
Michael Gorman, Dean Emeritus of Library Services CSU Fresno and former president of ALA, defines:
  • Advocacy in general and library advocacy in particular.
  • Gives examples of particular kinds of library advocacy and the problems they may encounter.
  • Stresses the importance of concerted and organized library advocacy campaigns.
  • Describes the types of people and groups that are involved in library advocacy efforts.
  • Indicates the type of goals, messages, and stories that are needed to underpin an advocacy campaign.
  • Describes how library advocates interact with the media and with public officials.
  • Describes the materials that are used in library advocacy campaigns.
CAL Leadership Institute Materials (found through the Colorado Department of Education)

Explore advocacy @ your library
A PowerPoint presentation from the Friends of Mississippi Libraries and Mississippi Library Commission.

Library Advocacy in a World Community
This is a link to an article by Carol A. Brey-Casiano, Director of Libraries, El Paso Public Library.

Marketing and Advocacy Resources Bibliography
With citations and links to articles and websites on marketing libraries and library advocacy.

Library Advocacy Now! A Training Program for Public Library Staff and Trustees
A 51-page pdf file with information and worksheets to assist in planning and implementing advocacy programs in public libraries.

Library & Information Association of South Africa
Contains a PowerPoint presentation and notes from a workshop “Are You a Library Advocate?”