Turning the Page

Build advocacy skills and confidence through Turning the Page! A fully customizable advocacy training curriculum is now available through Turning the Page: Building Libraries, Strengthening Communities.

Turning the Page: Supporting Libraries, Strengthening Communities

Turning the Page: Supporting Libraries, Strengthening Communities logoPLA is pleased to announce that the advocacy training curriculum Turning the Page: Supporting Libraries, Strengthening Communities is now available at www.PublicLibraryAdvocacy.org. This training curriculum is an updated version of Turning the Page that was developed for library associations and networks around the world, with input from the Public Library Association and other grantees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Libraries initiative.

Turning the Page: Supporting Libraries, Strengthening Communities is a complete training package that includes an Advocacy Training Implementation Guide—a recommended read before diving into the curriculum—and a set of 15 training sessions that each includes a trainer script, PowerPoint presentation, and handouts. An Advocacy Action Plan Workbook accompanies the training so participants can develop an advocacy plan for their library in real-time. All materials are free, and we hope you find them helpful. Anyone is welcome to download and use Turning the Page: Supporting Libraries, Strengthening Communities today; the curriculum and other resources are free to use and share!

If you are interested in a more formal training experience, several PLA-trained Turning the Page facilitators are available to help implement the content at your library. All of these facilitators have extensive experience with the Turning the Page content and would bring a dynamic and successful advocacy program to your library.

While the content is free and downloadable, we ask that when using the materials, you include the following attribution: “This content has been adapted in [Current Year] by [Your Organization], based on the Turning the Page advocacy training curriculum developed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2014. The curriculum and its original materials can be found in English at www.PublicLibraryAdvocacy.org.” Also, please complete this short survey to tell us how you’re using the curriculum.