For immediate release | June 8, 2012

Less than one week left to register for Turning the Page 2.0 advocacy training

CHICAGO — Registration closes on June 13 for the summer session of Turning the Page 2.0. This free, online course provides public library advocacy training in a uniquely interactive and personal format. The six-week program runs from the week of July 9 to the week of Aug. 13, 2012

Participants choose an advocacy goal for their library and are guided through the creation of an Advocacy Work Plan. Dynamic units cover topics such as creating and telling your library story, building relationships with key decision makers, project management and making the all-important ask. Read what previous participants have to say about the structure and content of the course.

Each six-week session of Turning the Page 2.0 consists of:

  • The in-person kick-off (attendance is not required but is suggested);
  • Weekly interactive one-hour webinars with PLA-trained facilitators;
  • Independent assignments to advance Advocacy Work Plan (one-two hours/week);
  • Personalized facilitator feedback.

The upcoming summer session will begin with an optional, in-person kick-off on June 22 at the ALA 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. Registration for this preconference is free. Participants must register for the in-person event separately from the online portion of the TtP 2.0 program.

Registration for Turning the Page 2.0 is open to all public librarians, library staff and library supporters, including board members, Friends and local officials. Libraries are encouraged to complete Turning the Page 2.0 with an advocacy team that works through the program together.

Turning the Page 2.0 was developed and presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) with generous support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information about the program, please email

PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.


Amy Sargent

Manager, Marketing

Public Library Association (PLA)

1-800-545-2433 ext.5024