For immediate release | May 16, 2017

LLAMA Webinar: Evidence-based Advocacy at National, State and Local Levels

CHICAGO — Every librarian knows that public policies at the national, state and local level can have a huge impact on how resources are allocated to their library. However, many librarians have not been trained or encouraged to engage in advocacy at those levels. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Evidence-based Advocacy at the National, State and Local Levels,” at 1:30 – 3 p.m. (Central time) on Wednesday, June 7. Join us to discover how evidence-based advocacy can help your library and how it can be applied on a national, state and local level for all types of libraries.

By the end of this webinar, participants will:

-Understand the process of policy making and how advocacy can influence that process.

-Be able to articulate a strategy for gathering and communicating evidence to decision makers.

-Identify national standards, statistics, and scholarship that contextualize local information.

-Understand the importance of data collecting and reporting as they relate to library advocacy

-Discover ongoing activities for data collection and reporting to reflect the 21st Century library

-Learn to articulate two strategies for collecting and reporting data

This webinar will help participants increase their competency in evidence-based decision making, one of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies.

Who Should Attend: All librarians wanting to improve their ability to advocate on behalf of their libraries at a local, state or federal level.

Presenters: Lisa Hinchliffe, Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; Bob Dugan, Dean of Libraries, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

Registration fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online:

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small do

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland.

About the Library Leadership and Management Association

The Library Leadership and Management Association ( advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.


Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer, Continuing Education

American Library Association

Library Leadership and Management Association