Library Advocates Handbook available in Spanish

Contact: Marci Merola

PR Specialist, Advocacy


For Immediate Release

October 31, 2003

Library Advocates Handbook available in Spanish

In an effort to support libraries that assist the Spanish-speaking population, the American Library Association (ALA) has published a version of the Library Advocates Handbook in Spanish.

"The Spanish edition of the Library Advocate's Handbook will help us to more effectively share the advocacy message with Latino communities," says ALA President-Elect Carol Brey-Casiano,

Widely-used by library advocates through ALA’s Library Advocacy Now! Network, and distributed through the ALA Public Information Office, the Library Advocate’s Handbook contains tips for speaking to the media, working with legislators, and building an advocacy network.

The brochure can be viewed and downloaded free of charge by visiting

For more information about Advocacy and the American Library Association, visit and click on Issues and Advocacy.