ALA Advocacy Resources

Advocacy Resources from SELCO

What is Advocacy?

Talking to people on behalf of the public library to increase public funds and ensure that it has the resources needed to be up to date, is critical to the success of libraries. 

Talking to individuals or organizations who influence decision-making and funding at the local, regional, state, national, and international level that help create a desired funding or policy change in support of public libraries.

Who should be involved in Advocacy for your library? 

YOU! Your library Friends group, your library Board, your staff