Coalition Building

Advocacy University


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“The Power of Many”

2008-2009 American Library Association President

Welcome to Advocacy University’s Coalition Building Website!

Jim Rettig

One of the themes I have stressed in my year as ALA’s President is the power of the library ecosystem. This ecosystem is made up of the vast numbers of school, public, academic and special libraries that work alone and together to deliver learning opportunities from cradle to grave. In these challenging economic times, most libraries in the ecosystem will struggle to sustain public support - working together in coalition will strengthen advocacy efforts many times over and help libraries thrive rather than just survive. Read more....



Real Coalitions in Action

Best Practices and Lessons Learned Along the Way

Getting Started: A Step-By-Step Guide

Coalitions Behaving Badly

Eleven Library Advocacy Myths...Debunked

National Survey Results

About This Project