Let’s face it: one of the trends in the library industry is having to do more with less. How can you achieve your goals without sacrificing service when budgets and time are stretched thin? The key is advocacy. Join ALSC’s Advocacy and Legislation committee for an exploration of advocacy as it relates to children and children’s library services. You’ll get concrete tips on how to advocate for the patrons you serve, regardless of whether your advocacy happens at a local, state, or federal level. A&L will consider, too, the impact your advocacy can have on your community and profession.
Join ALSC’s Public Awareness Committee for an exploration of the new Championing Children’s Services toolkit. Get an in depth look at the many resources available to you in your quest to do more for the youth you serve. Some highlights of the toolkit include new Because statements to jump start your advocacy conversations, a resource list, promotional items such as a PowerPoint template and one-pager, and a brand new video featuring a special guest.
Tune in and learn how Nashville (Tenn.) Public Library has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to develop an innovative public program series that uses history as a gateway to productive, critical conversations on race, policing and human rights.
You’re just about there: you have your toolkit in hand and a solid introduction to advocacy. But where do you go from here? Don’t worry - this is no fear advocacy! Jeremy Johannesen, Executive Director of the New York Library Association, and Megan Cusick, ALA PPA, Assistant Director for State Advocacy, share practical tips for advocates of all experience levels. Based on their extensive knowledge in the field, Johannesen and Cusick regale viewers with real-life examples of advocacy at its best.
Join us for a webinar with Altoona (Iowa) Public Library to learn how smaller libraries can provide after-hours programming from start to finish for adults, while utilizing limited funds, staffing and space.
Want to engage school-age kids through exciting STEAM programming in your library but don’t know where to start? Three recipients of the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries grant are ready to share tips and tricks for partnering with others, selecting materials, outreach to build participation, measuring outcomes, and documenting success. Many libraries struggle with STEAM programming; this webinar will give you the confidence to start tomorrow.