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Confessions of a Lazy Advocate

When I first received the email asking if I could serve on ALSC’s Advocacy and Legislation Committee, I almost said no. It’s not that I feel that advocacy is unimportant. Quite the contrary, I’ve long romanticized advocacy. I had this … Continue reading

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Advocacy Update

Greetings, Everyone, My time as chair of the ALSC Advocacy and Legislation committee is drawing to a close. It has been a privilege to serve on the committee and to chair it for this year. As I prepare to move … Continue reading

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Building Relationships and Creating Partnerships

In our advocacy work, as librarians, we learn, share, create, publicize, organize, promote, advocate and make a difference. One way that we make a difference is by building relationships with our communities. The library gains much needed visibility by partnering … Continue reading

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Together We Can Make a Difference

Imagine the impact if all of us who care about children and libraries arrived together in Washington urging our legislators to support the crucial work we do! Can’t make it to Washington? Neither can I. But you and I and … Continue reading

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Everyday Advocacy for Everyone!

Hey ALSCers! Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes the whole library to provide excellent library services to patrons of all ages and it takes the whole library’s efforts to effectively advocate! You and your … Continue reading

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It’s Everyday Advocacy with Take Action Tuesday!

Hey, ALSC members! Weren’t you just saying you’d love to get more involved with Everyday Advocacy but could use a little help digging in? Well, no worries. We’ve got you covered! On Tuesday, February 25, the Advocacy & Legislation Committee … Continue reading

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New Year, New Resolution

 Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope that 2014 is a stellar year for you and for your library. Now is the time that many of us are engaging in New Year’s resolutions.  They no doubt run the gamut from dropping … Continue reading

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Survey Says…

The Pew survey, How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities by Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell and Maeve Duggan, was released on December 11, 2013, and it provides us with some solid food for thought with regard to … Continue reading

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