PR Resources and Other Relevant Links

CALIFORNIA
California Library Association
http://www.cla-net.org/legislation
Keeps a Legislation page available with talking points and downloadable PDF files.

COLORADO
Colorado Association of Libraries
http://www.cal-webs.org/committees7.html
The Legislative Committee has a very good page where they post information, including the “Core Library Message,” links and downloadable READ posters featuring legislators.

FLORIDA
Florida Library Association
http://www.flalib.org/advocacy.php
Extensive advocacy page with links, fact sheets, PowerPoint presentations, advocacy tools, downloadable posters and PDFs.

GEORGIA
Georgia Public Library Service
http://www.georgialibraries.org/lib/advocacy/
Extensive fact sheets, downloadable PDFs on Georgia libraries, links to library public relations resources.

IOWA
State Library of Iowa
http://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ld/tell-library-story
Very helpful: “The Telling the Library Story Toolkit was jointly developed by the Iowa Library Service Areas and the State Library of Iowa to assist Iowa libraries in explaining and demonstrating the value of their services in order to increase use of and support for libraries. Whether you need a bookmark, a template for creating an annual report, or suggestions for talking with policy makers, this site has what you need... and more!”

The website has a menu bar on the left where various tips and pieces of information are available.

NEW JERSEY
New Jersey Library Association
http://www.njla.org/legislative/advocacy.html
Advocacy Resources page with “Advocating in a Tough Economy Toolkit” and links to ALA.

NEW YORK
New York Library Association
http://www.nyla.org/index.php?page_id=514
Extensive advocacy page with protocol basics for meeting with legislators; sample advocacy letters; PDFs of advocacy brochures; PDFs of statistics, graphs and charts; contact information for elected officials.

PENNSYLVANIA
Pennsylvania Library Association
www.palibraries.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=23
Very organized: Has Local Library Action Kit materials in downloadable PDF form with PowerPoint presentations, radio spots and sample newsletter content.

TEXAS
Texas Library Association
www.txla.org/html/toolkit/index.html
Excellent “PR Rx” toolkits for public relations and media relations, including “65 Reasons to Love Your Library” toolkit http://www.txla.org/html/reasons/index.htm

WYOMING
Wyoming Library Association
http://www.wyominglibraries.org/campaign.html

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