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  1. Button Campaign FAQ

    What are the goals of the campaign? The goals of this campaign are two-fold: To help members articulate the value of youth library service; and To increase awareness of ALSC advocacy resources, particularly the Everyday Advocacy website: http://www.ala.or ...

    1035966 - 02/10/2015 - 19:08 - Everyday Advocacy

  2. Letter to Congress Template

    Looking for just the right words to hit all the high notes during VLLD 16? Download this letter template   and customize it with your name, title, and library information. Finish up by adding your U.S. Senator's or Representative's name and addr ...

    1035966 - 04/30/2016 - 21:16 - Everyday Advocacy

  3. ConnectEd Initiative

    On February 4, 2014, President Obama spoke about his ConnectED initiative. During his speech, he talked about professional development for teachers to prepare them to use technology and take advantage of the high-speed broadband available through ConnectE ...

    1035966 - 02/04/2014 - 22:11 - Everyday Advocacy

  4. Author Christopher Paul Curtis

    Credit: @ your library ® When I was a kid my father would take us to the Flint Public Library every Saturday, we just about lived in the children's section. Then, in my early forties, when I decided to become a writer, I was naturally drawn to the li ...

    LSCHULTE - 02/29/2016 - 14:44 - Everyday Advocacy

  5. Engage with Your Community

      Advocacy is most effective when we build strong relationships with our people. And who are our people?   Children. Parents. Adults. Our bosses. Our bosses’ boss (or bosses). Our co-workers. Our elected officials. Our press and media colleagues.   Needin ...

    admin - 02/16/2016 - 13:48 - Everyday Advocacy

  6. Strong Start for America's Children Act (S1697)

    On November 13, 2013, the U.S. Senate introduced S1697: Strong Start for America’s Children Act. This bill aims to expand early learning programs, but if passed as is, libraries would not be eligible to receive funds. Public libraries are important stakeh ...

    1035966 - 12/09/2013 - 09:24 - Everyday Advocacy

  7. California Advocacy Stories

    Oakland Public Library International Park(ing) Day Sharon McKellar, Oakland Public Library (smckellar@oaklandlibrary.org) Helen Bloch, Oakland Public Library On International Park(ing) Day in September 2013, the Oakland Public Library (CA) took over 3 par ...

    1035966 - 11/20/2013 - 21:11 - Everyday Advocacy

  8. Author Andrea Davis Pinkney

    Credit: @ your library ® My favorite memories of libraries are Saturdays with my mom, who was a schoolteacher, going into that library and first of all getting my first library card, and signing my name and feeling like I was official, I have my library c ...

    LSCHULTE - 04/07/2014 - 16:43 - Everyday Advocacy

  9. Illustrator Rafael Lopez

    I love libraries. I've always loved libraries, I love libraries in particular because many of my closest friends are librarians, because they truly are our best supporters and they are champions for kids. So they are the ones doing the best work to c ...

    LSCHULTE - 08/13/2013 - 14:25 - Everyday Advocacy

  10. Author/Illustrator Brian Selznick

    I've always loved libraries, ever since Mrs. Dickerman in elementary school used to bring us to the library and gather us around the rocking chair and read books to us. I grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey and used the East Brunswick Public Librar ...

    LSCHULTE - 08/13/2013 - 14:08 - Everyday Advocacy