American Library Association debuts online Advocacy Resource Center

Contact: Marci Merola PR Specialist-Advocacy


For Immediate Release

January 3, 2006

American Library Association debuts online Advocacy Resource Center

CHICAGO -- The American Library Association (ALA) launched its Advocacy Resource Center today. Located at, the new online site is designed to provide members and advocates with easy-to-find tools and resources.

New sections include: “Getting Started,” a motivational piece for the beginning advocate, and “Grassroots Resources,” a bibliography of articles and Web sites pertaining to specific advocacy issues. Other new features include links to statistics and reports from the Office for Research and Statistics (ORS) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) advocacy pages. To increase visibility of Library Champions, the Library Champions logo and associated text was added to the main page.

The site will continue to house key initiatives such as the ALA Strategic Plan for Advocacy; the Library Funding Web site; and advocacy publications including the new Action Kit, Key Messages and Best Practices database.

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