ALA Presidential Initiatives

Declaration for the Right to Libraries

The Declaration for the Right to Libraries is the cornerstone document of ALA President Barbara Stripling’s presidential initiative, Libraries Change Lives, which is designed to build the public will and sustained support for America’s right to libraries of all types – academic, special, school and public.

Cultivating Your Local Notables
What's in a Face? A Toolkit for Cultivating Your Local Notables for Library Advocacy

Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities
Building on the advocacy initiatives of previous ALA Presidents, Molly Raphael’s Presidential Initiative will focus on engaging our communities to advocate for libraries and their value, based on factors that matter to communities and their leaders.

An Initiative of ALA President Camila Alire, this toolkit is designed to motivate, encourage, provide content, train, and educate librarians and library workers at the front lines in advocating for their libraries and their profession.

Frontline Fundraising
Library fundraising takes place every day and at all levels of complexity. This Frontline Fundraising Toolkit covers the basics of annual funds, memorials and tributes, online giving and planned giving so you can design a fundraising effort that is perfectly suited to your library, your community and the resources of each.

Libraries Change Lives
Focusing on increasing public understanding of the value of libraries, especially in the realms of literacy, innovation, and community engagement. Now is the time for us to build the public will for libraries of all types. Includes the Declaration for the Right to Libraries.