Advocacy Action Planning



The Advocacy Action Plan Workbook [PDF] is intended to help advocates plan effectively towards realization of specific goals. It is a project of ALA's Committee on Library Advocacy (COLA) and updates the 2009 Advocacy Action Workbook, developed by the American Library Association and United for Libraries.

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Step 1: Conduct a Community Analysis


Step 2: Build Your Team


Step 3: Set Your Goals

Step 4: Develop your Message

Step 5: Get Your Message Out

Step 6: Put it All Together

Step 7: Continue Your Advocacy

Appendix 1: Guide the Conversation: Bridge, Hook and Flag

Appendix 2: Checklist for Library Advocates



Appendix 3: Advocacy Contact List


For additional information contact:
Public Policy and Advocacy Office