- Took place Sep 20 – Sep 27, 2022
Advocacy is the art of relationship building. Relationships—with communities, influencers and elected leaders—are at the heart of the American Library Association’s foundational advocacy training. Two 90-minute sessions will challenge you to rethink how you advocate before an issue arises and prepare you to communicate your library’s value in a way that resonates with your community and decision makers at all levels of governance.
All times are in Central Daylight Time.
- September 20, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- September 27, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
|1: Listen||Advocacy begins with listening.||community analysis|
|2: Build||Building relationships is key to establishing a climate of support.||power mapping|
|3: Connect||A well-timed story amplifies the impact of your message.||telling the library story|
|4: Communicate||Consistent messaging in a unified voice will have greater impact on decision makers.||getting your message out|
|5: Plan||Advocacy is a collective responsibility.||self-assessment, planning matrix|
The training is interactive, and each participant will receive a workbook of activities. We will cover Modules 1 and 2 on September 20 and Modules 3 - 5 on September 27.