Engage with Your Community

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Advocacy is most effective when we build strong relationships with our people. And who are our people?

Children. Parents. Adults. Our bosses. Our bosses’ boss (or bosses). Our co-workers. Our elected officials. Our press and media colleagues.

Needing a little jump-start on how to develop those relationships? We’re on it. (Look and see.)

Identify Key Stakeholders

Build Relationships with Stakeholders

Get a Meeting with Your Policy Makers

Cultivate the Press

Advocacy within the Library

Respond to Complaints and Skepticism