Advocating for Your Library

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The Utah State Library has purchased access to this course for all Utah Trustees and library directors through November, 2014. This course is presented via pre-recorded webcast. You may watch and listen at your convenience. You will need a computer with speakers or you may use headphone or a headset plugged into your computer. Please check the volume on your audio output and be sure it is not currently muted.

About This Course

Carol Brey-CasianoAdvocating for Your Library covers sowing the ground with excellent public awareness and great service, how to design an advocacy campaign, collaborating with stakeholders such as Friends and patrons, and implementing the campaign. This course is led by ALA past president Carol Brey-Casiano, Information Resource Officer for the U.S. State Department and former director of the El Paso Public Library System.

Course Materials

To enhance your learning experience we have provided a quiz and links to additional resources. Please also take time to complete the survey to give us your feedback on this course as well as ideas for future courses.

  • Webcast  - Access the webcast here. Depending on your Internet connection, it may take several minutes for the presentation to begin. If you experience problems, please e-mail
  • Handouts - print a copy of the PowerPoint slides to use when taking notes.
  • Quiz & Discussion Questions  - This optional resource will help you review the information covered in this course.
  • Additional Resources - a list of links and resources referenced in this webcast as well as links to supporting United for Libraries resources.
  • Survey - Please complete this survey to share your feedback about this course as well as ideas for future courses.


A certificate of completion is available for this course. Simply complete the online form with your contact information. Check the box to certify you have completed this course. Be sure to spell your name and the name of your library correctly as the information to complete your certificate will be pulled directly from the form. Your certificate will be e-mailed to you in a PDF format for you to print.

Accessing Other Trustee Academy Courses

Utah Trustees and library directors also have access to Trustee Basics, Part I and Trustee Basics, Part II. Follow the links to access these courses. You do not need to logout.

Additional Assistance

If you are experiencing any difficulty or have questions, please contact Beth Nawalinski at or (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.