Virtual Advocacy : Using Engage

The Benefits of Virtual Advocacy  

ALA provides Engage software to 50 of its Chapters. With Engage, Chapters can educate their advocates with legislative resources and multiple grassroots calls-to-action at the local, state, and federal level; amplify asks year round to strengthen relationships with decision makers; create an action center and send personalized emails to keep your supporters updated on important news and legislation. And much more!

In addition to Engage, ALA offers you an array of state and local resources for your advocacy efforts. Join the State Legislative Discussion Group on ALA Connect as one of your many ALA Membership benefits. This group is for Legislative Chairs of state library associations, or their designees, to network and share best practices. To join this group, please contact Megan Cusick, mcusick@ala.org

You can find your Chapter's site below. FAQ on Engage

ALA / Engage Office Hours Schedule 

Bring your questions for the CQ Engage support team and talk with other Engage administrators.

  • Friday, January 29, 2021 | Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time | Join Link
  • Friday, February 19, 2021 | Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time | Join Link 
  • Friday, March 12, 2021 | Time 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time | Join Link 

 

Technical difficulties or just need help?  Contact the ALA Engage Support Team at engagehelp@ala.org


Engage for Virtual Advocacy Webinar Series (All Recorded Sessions)

Webinar 1: ALA & Engage - Webinar Series Introduction; Available Advocacy Features & Site Management
When: September 10, 2019, 1PM – 2PM CT
Objective: This 60-minute targeted session is designed to provide an understanding of Engage, specifically as it regards to available features and site management (Microsite OR plug-ins/iFrames).

Webinar 2: Make your Advocate's Message Heard: Engagement Creation, Data Structuring (I.C.E.)
When: October 1, 2019 1PM – 2PM CT
Objective: This 60-minute targeted session is designed to provide an understanding of Engage, specifically as it regards to Content Creation.

Webinar 3: Measure Your Impact - Activity Reporting & Metrics: Dashboard Navigation, Custom Reporting
When: October 22, 2019 1PM – 2PM CT
Objective: This 60-minute targeted session is designed to provide an understanding of Engage, specifically as it regards to Reports and Tracking Metrics.

Webinar 4: How to Target Specific Advocates for Action: Advocate & Communications Management, and Chapter Spotlight
When: November 11, 2019 1PM – 2PM CT
Objective: This 60-minute targeted session is designed to provide an understanding of Engage, specifically as it regards to advocate records management, communications, and general best practices. We will also highlight the successful work one of your Chapter peers has done with Engage.
 


Engage Sites 

Engage sites: All 50 State Library Associations; 51 sites (including ALA)

Note: The first instance of association is the association's home page; the second, its advocacy take action page, if any. For assistance building your State Library Association's Engage Webpage, please contact Program Officer, Mariel Colbert

See also Take Action for Libraries

Association / Engage Take Action Page

American Library Association Take Action Engage: American Library Association

Alabama Library Association Take Action Engage: Alabama Library Association

Alaska Library Association Take Action Engage: Alaska Library Association

Arizona Library Association Take Action Engage: Arizona Library Association

Arkansas Library Association Take Action Engage: Arkansas Library Association

California Library Association Take Action Engage: California Library Association

Colorado Association of Libraries Take Action Engage: Colorado Association of Libraries

Connecticut Library Association Take Action Engage: Connecticut Library Association

Delaware Library Association Take Action Engage: Delaware Library Association

District of Columbia Library Association Take Action Engage: District of Columbia Library Association

Florida Library Association Take Action Engage: Florida Library Association

Georgia Library Association Take Action Engage: Georgia Library Association

Hawaii Library Association Take Action Engage: Hawaii Library Association

Idaho Library Association Take Action Engage: Idaho Library Association

Illinois Library Association Take Action Engage: Illinois Library Association

Indiana Library Federation Take Action Engage: Indiana Library Federation

Iowa Library Association Take Action Engage: Iowa Library Association

Kansas Library Association Take Action Engage: Kansas Library Association

Kentucky Library Association Take Action Engage: Kentucky Library Association

Louisiana Library Association Take Action Engage: Louisiana Library Association

Maine Library Association Take Action Engage: Maine Library Association

Maryland Library Association Take Action Engage: Maryland Library Association

Massachusetts Library Association Take Action Engage: Massachusetts Library Association

Michigan Library Association Take Action Engage: Michigan Library Association

Minnesota Library Association Take Action Engage: Minnesota Library Association

Mississippi Library Association Take Action Engage: Mississippi Library Association

Missouri Library Association Take Action Engage: Missouri Library Association

Montana Library Association Take Action Engage: Montana Library Association

Nebraska Library Association Take Action Engage: Nebraska Library Association

Nevada Library Association Take Action Engage: Nevada Library Association

New Hampshire Library Association Take Action Engage: New Hampshire Library Association

New Jersey Library Association Take Action Engage: New Jersey Library Association

New Mexico Library Association Take Action Engage: New Mexico Library Association

New York Library Association Take Action Engage: New York Library Association

North Carolina Library Association Take Action Engage: North Carolina Library Association

North Dakota Library Association Take Action Engage: North Dakota Library Association

Oklahoma Library Association Take Action Engage: Oklahoma Library Association

Ohio Library Council Take Action Engage: Ohio Library Council

Oregon Library Association Take Action Engage: Oregon Library Association

Pennsylvania Library Association Take Action Engage: Pennsylvania Library Association

Rhode Island Library Association Take Action Engage: Rhode Island Library Association

South Carolina Library Association Take Action Engage: South Carolina Library Association

South Dakota Library Association Take Action Engage: South Dakota Library Association

Tennessee Library Association Take Action Engage: Tennessee Library Association

Texas Library Association Take Action Engage: Texas Library Association

Utah Library Association Take Action Engage: Utah Library Association

Vermont Library Association Take Action Engage: Vermont Library Association

Virginia Library Association Take Action Engage: Virginia Library Association

Washington Library Association Take Action Engage: Washington Library Association

West Virginia Library Association Take Action Engage: West Virginia Library Association

Wisconsin Library Association Take Action Engage: Wisconsin Library Association

Wyoming Library Association Take Action Engage: Wyoming Library Association