Issues & Advocacy

Libraries and library staff operate in complex and changing environments-facing issues around freedom of information, copyright, information access, diversity, changes in how people share and publish knowledge, and more-that require new skills and growth.  This section encompasses online learning about the current issues that shape our institutions and the advocacy skills to keep libraries relevant in times of change and challenges. 

The importance of advocacy in the face of some of these and other issues points to a need for understanding our advocacy roles more fully and acquiring a toolkit of practical, easy-to-implement strategies to draw on. Courses and webcasts in the Issues and Advocacy section relate to both the subject matter (issues) we should concern ourselves with and the actions (advocacy) we need to take.


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