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Grassroots library advocacy /

by Comito, Lauren; Geraci, Aliqae; Zabriskie, Christian.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Special reports (American Library Association): Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2012Description: xi, 62 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9780838911341 (alk. paper) :; 083891134X (alk. paper).Title notes: $40.00 prolam 5-2014 (db)BRA $40.00 prolam 9/3/2014Subject(s): Libraries -- Public relations -- United States | Libraries and community -- United States | Library outreach programs -- United States | Libraries -- Political aspects -- United States | Pressure groups -- United States | Community organization -- United States | Community organization | Libraries and community | Libraries -- Political aspects | Libraries -- Public relations | Library outreach programs | Pressure groups | United States
Contents:
Getting started -- Message and visibility -- Navigating relationships -- Putting yourself out there : the nuts and bolts of advocacy.
Summary: Libraries, like other service providers, have been the victim of increasing budget cuts in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis. Yet usage is up and continues to grow. This brief book is intended as a primer to get you going on creating an advocacy program in your community.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Library issues are community issues-it's not enough to simply marshal internal library resources to fight cutbacks. When properly harnessed, public engagement can be the most powerful force of all for library advocacy. But rounding up advocates from the wider community and conducting a grassroots effort demands careful planning and commitment. This ALA Editions Special Report cuts through the rhetoric and gets straight to modeling a plan of action, for libraries big and small, by Detailing the lessons learned during the authors' successful campaign to save New York City libraries Instructing readers how to clarify the message, manage volunteers, and plan events Offering public relations strategies, including advice for dealing with political leaders and the media This indispensable report goes beyond the "what-to-do" of library advocacy and explains how to do it right.

$40.00 prolam 5-2014 (db)

BRA $40.00 prolam 9/3/2014

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Libraries, like other service providers, have been the victim of increasing budget cuts in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis. Yet usage is up and continues to grow. This brief book is intended as a primer to get you going on creating an advocacy program in your community.

Getting started -- Message and visibility -- Navigating relationships -- Putting yourself out there : the nuts and bolts of advocacy.

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