National Library Legislative Day is a two-day advocacy event that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress rally support for library issues and policies. Participants will receive advocacy tips and training, along with important issues briefings prior to their meetings.
A joint effort of ALA's Office for Library Advocacy and Office for Intellectual Freedom, Advocacy Bootcamp will help participants prepare to advocate for libraries as fundamental building blocks to democracy.
In partnership with ALA's Chapter Relations Office, these webinars address current issues and provide an opportunity for chapter leaders to showcase best practices, share ideas, ask questions and learn about ALA resources.
From understanding roles and responsibilities to framing a message that reaches voters, learn how to create, market, and implement an effective campaign for your library. (This four-part webinar is now archived and available for viewing.)
Library Snapshot Day provides a way for libraries of all types across a state, region, system or community to show what happens in a single day in their libraries. How many books are checked out? How many people receive help finding a job? Doing their taxes? Doing their homework? This initiative provides an easy means to collect statistics, photos and stories that will enable library advocates to prove the value of their libraries to decision-makers and increase public awareness.
ALA's offices and divisions sponsor a variety of library promotions throughout the year that libraries of all types all across the country can get involved with to promote libraries and create awareness of library issues.
Learn how you can bring these promotions to your library.
* Download materials from past Advocacy Institute workshops.