Association of College and Research Libraries Advocacy Resources

Academic library advocacy includes the concept of library staff-initiated, systematic action to improve the quality of resources and services in the campus environment. It is most successful when all library staff members are aware of how they each play a role. Check out these tools that will help you articulate the value of the library to your constituents.

ACRL 2009 Strategic Thinking Guide for Academic Libraries in the New Economy (PDF)

The Role of the Community College Library in the Academy
Position statements by community college librarians who are members of the National Council of Learning Resources, a council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

The Power of Personal Persuasion Toolkit (PDF)

Do We Need Academic Libraries? (January 2000)

"Deal or No Deal: Why the Library Matters" Poster Session (PDF)

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