Turning the Page Online

Who Can Participate?

Turning the Page Online is open to any interested library staff member or supporter. It is ideal for beginner advocates.



Previous participants include:

  • Librarians
  • Directors
  • Public information officers
  • Development directors
  • Fundraising consultants
  • Training coordinators
  • Trustees
  • MLS students

Previous participants started with various advocacy goals in mind, including:

  • Raise funds for a summer reading program
  • Increase volunteer participation
  • Increase awareness of the value of library services to the the average consumer
  • Gain more financial support from area businesses
  • Educate city council and city upper management that the library is heavily used in our community
  • Work on an elevator speech on why libraries are relevant in the Google era
  • Get a referendum on the ballot to contribute to a new library building

There is no limit to the number of attendees per library. In fact, advocacy teams of at least one staff member plus key stakeholders are encouraged.

Team members are encouraged to work together on one Advocacy Work Plan throughout the course.

Additional Information

For more information about Turning the Page Online, please email pla@ala.org.

If you were looking for information about Turning the Page 2.0, PLA's six-week, facilitated version of Turning the Page Online, please contact pla@ala.org to learn about local offerings and/or potential facilitators.