The Small but Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library

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ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach Services
Click on Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds for advocacy, best practices, publications, funding and other resources.

Association for Rural & Small Libraries
Open to librarians, support staff, governmental officials, trustees, friends of libraries and people interested in the growth and development of rural libraries.

American Indian Library Association
A membership action group that addresses the library needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services
Resources include reports and other publications to support bookmobiles and outreach services.

Small Is Powerful Online Toolkit
More tips and tools, including a sample action plan, tips for creating the message, answering hard questions and more.

ALA Office for Library Advocacy
The Office for Library Advocacy provides tools and publications to help you advocate for your library. Includes information on ALA Presidential advocacy initiatives, including Frontline Fundraising and Frontline Advocacy.

@ your library®- The Campaign for America’s Libraries
Promotion ideas, sample press materials, downloadable artwork and PSAs, tips and suggestions for National Library Week, Library Card Sign-up Month and more. Free and designed to be customized by your library.

ALA Public Information Office
Provides tools and resources for libraries of all types, including sample publicity materials in English and Spanish, a Communications Handbook for Libraries, an Online Media Relations Toolkit and more.

ALA Washington Office
Check here for information on funding and other national issues of concern to libraries. The Legislative Action Center makes it easy to contact your senators and representatives. Also follow District Dispatch, ALA Washington Office’s blog, which covers events in Washington from the library

Citizens for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees,  Advocates, Friends and Foundations
Information, resources and tools for trustees, advocates, friends and foundations.
Articles, quotes and facts about libraries as well as calls to action and opportunites to get involved.

Kids! @ your library® Campaign
Check out tools, tips and ideas for reaching out to parents and children with the message “So much to see. So much to do @ your library®.” Sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of ALA.

Public Library Association
Look under Issues & Advocacy for campaign toolkits and resources for public libraries.

Resources, articles, workshop materials and discussions that focus on libraries that serve small communities.

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