Speak Out

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Advocacy is anything but a quiet affair! Be the voice of your library through one-on-one meetings with local stakeholders and policymakers or group advocacy efforts that capture state and national attention. And don’t forget the everyday ways you’re already reaching children, parents, and community partners through local efforts. Those conversations count, too!

Sound a bit daunting? Take it all in stride with these simple approaches to speaking out on key library issues to audiences both large and small at the local, state, and national levels.

Advocacy Tip Sheet

Crafting Your Message

Write an Elevator Speech

Use Electronic Media

One-on-One Meetings

Organized Advocacy Events