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  1. Author Steve Sheinkin

    Credit: @ your library ® I always loved going to the library as a kid and collecting as many books as I could. And it could be any subject, that's what was great about the library was going there and getting a stack of books from all different subjec ...

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

  2. Identify Key Stakeholders

    Who directly benefits from the library programs and services you provide? Who’s in the background, supporting your efforts and cheering you on at every step? Which individuals or groups share your passion for improving outcomes for youth and families? Tak ...

    admin - 04/25/2014 - 09:11 - Everyday Advocacy

  3. Author Yuyi Morales

    Libraries, to me, are a space and time that changed the whole direction of my life. I come from Mexico. In Mexico we do have public libraries, but we don't have libraries like the ones that exist here in the United States. When I first came to the Un ...

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

  4. Author Dennis Lehane (page)

    I would not be a writer were not for libraries. I am where I am specifically because of libraries, and particularly the Uphams Corner Branch, which is in Boston. So libraries... tell working-class kids and poor kids that they matter. When you go into a li ...

    admin - 06/14/2013 - 12:39 - Everyday Advocacy

  5. Coffee Shop Conversation

    It might be a coffee shop, a cocktail party, or a chance water cooler meeting. There, right in front of you, is someone who can make a positive difference for kids in the library!  It’s a golden opportunity, so what do you say? Introduce yourself. If you’ ...

    LSCHULTE - 05/10/2013 - 08:31 - Everyday Advocacy

  6. Elevator Speech

    You’re in an elevator with the Board president. Or the Mayor. Or the Chairperson of the city’s Youth Commission. You have one minute before the elevator opens and you go your separate ways. What do you say? You’ve got your elevator speech prepared, and no ...

    admin - 05/08/2013 - 12:39 - Everyday Advocacy

  7. The Everyday Advocate- You!

    Everyday advocates understand the nuts and bolts of internal and external advocacy as well as ways to “seed the ground” so that advocacy is likely to bear fruit. Here are some things to know as you embrace your advocacy role both within your library commu ...

    admin - 04/29/2013 - 17:37 - Everyday Advocacy

  8. Cultivate the Press

    Community reporters who cover your library are a key group of stakeholders.  They may work for newspapers, radio or television stations, independent news magazines, or even blogs.  As influencers of public opinion, reporters have a strong voice in your co ...

    admin - 06/19/2013 - 11:23 - Everyday Advocacy

  9. Using Statistics Effectively

    Totals, percentages, averages, ratios. We’re guessing you’ve got no shortage of numbers to share! Statistics are compelling when used strategically to tell your library’s story.  Keep these points in mind as you incorporate numbers and figures into your m ...

    admin - 04/30/2013 - 10:36 - Everyday Advocacy

  10. Types of Advocacy

    Every day, opportunities to advocate abound. (Thus the name of our site!) This site focuses on sharing the necessity for: Youth services in public libraries| Library services to kids and families Libraries Youth services librarians Advocacy, at its most b ...

    admin - 04/30/2013 - 10:37 - Everyday Advocacy