About This Project

The COALITION BUILDING website is the newest resource from Advocacy University.  Library Strategies, a consulting group of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, partnered with the ALA OLA staff to create this website.  Library Strategies is a nonprofit consulting group of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, created in response to increasing requests for services from libraries and library organizations.  The mission of Library Strategies is to provide the highest quality consulting services to support libraries and all library organizations.

To produce the content for this site, Library Strategies conducted a national survey and subsequent interviews with representatives from libraries and library organizations who participate in advocacy coalitions and work for a healthy library ecosystem.

The website is built around the “real life” stories and experiences of libraries and library organizations throughout the country working in coalition to advocate for America’s libraries.

Coalition Building Homepage