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SEFLIN Virtual Conference 2015: Advocacy

Outreach, Marketing, & Advocacy @ your library

Advocacy - Resources

ALA Office for Library Advocacy
ALA United for Libraries
“United for Libraries is a national network of enthusiastic library supporters who believe in the importance of libraries as the social and intellectual centers of communities and campuses. No one has a stronger voice for libraries than those who use them, raise money for them, and govern them. By uniting these voices, library supporters everywhere will become a real force to be reckoned with at the local, state, and national levels.”
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Advocacy University
A clearinghouse of advocacy information providing tools, case studies and guides.
District Dispatch - ALA Washington Office
Florida Library Association
Engage - FLA Advocacy page
I Love Libraries
“ is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA), designed to keep America informed about what’s happening in today’s libraries. promotes the value of libraries and librarians, explains key issues affecting libraries, and urges readers to support and take action for their libraries.”
Library Advocacy: As easy as 1-2-3
(Southeast Florida Library Information Network - SEFLIN)
United for Libraries
Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations
ACRL Advocacy & Issues
ACRL Value of Academic and Research Libraries
ALA Academic Freedom
Cornell University Library Value Calculator
Public Library Association Advocacy
Public Library Association Performance Measurement Tool
The Small but Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library
Association for Small & Small Libraries Resources
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Advocacy - Blogs, Newsletters, Media

Everyday Advocacy Matters (ALSC Newsletter)

Library Advocates

State of America's Libraries 2014 (ALA)
(Zmag view, with an option to download as a PDF file)


State of America's Libraries 2015 (ALA)
(Zmag view, with an option to download as a PDF file)

Value of  Libraries Megapost. 
Stephen's Lighthouse August 29, 2013 
blogpost by Stephen Abrams – covers U.S. and Canadian libraries

Quotable Facts about America's Libraries

en español​ 
(Annotated/Reference Book version from ALA, September 2012)

Florida Library Association  
Library Advocacy Page    

Return on Investment in Florida Public Libraries – 2013 Study 
For every tax dollar received, Florida public libraries provide $10.18 in value. (web site)

Taxpayer Return on Investment in Florida Public Libraries - 2013 
Download the PDF brochure

What is your Library worth to You?
Personal Savings Calculator (State Library of Florida)

Public Library Snapshot of Priorities and Perspectives 2011 

How Americans Value Public Libraries in their Communities 2013 
Summary of findings (article) (Pew Internet Study)

From Awareness to Funding: A Study of Library Support in America 2008     
A Bill and Melinda Gates Funded Study that is still an excellent resource

Public Library Resources / Advocacy and Legislation

Academic Library Snapshot of Priorities and Perspectives 2011

Community College Library Snapshot of Priorities and Perspectives 2011

Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report 2010

Value of Academic Libraries: Executive Summary 2010

Academic Library Resources / Advocacy and Legislation

School Library Resources / Advocacy and Legislation

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