Advocate for Your Library With YALSA Toolkit

Want to be a more effective advocate  for your library? The Young Adult Library Services Association has created the YALSA Advocacy Toolkit to help. Although tailored for YA and school librarians, much of the content is applicable to any advocacy effort. Topics included in the table of contents are:

  • What is advocacy? (And how does it differ from lobbying?)
  • Everyday advocacy
  • Developing and delivering your message
  • Using web tools for advocacy
  • Building partnerships
  • Basics of national legislative advocacy
  • Meeting with elected officials
  • Talking points
  • Advocacy resources

Whether you are new to advocacy and need a place to start or are a practiced hand wanting to brush up on your skills, this toolkit can be a valuable resource. Download the free PDF.

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