Advocacy Toolkit

Find ideas to inspire, incite, and engage your community about your library. Also find practical suggestions on how to do this!

General (soup-to-nuts) guides

The Small but Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library (ALA)
Libraries Prosper with Passion, Purpose, and Persuasion (PLA) – borrow book from NH State Library
Ways to Advocate as a Library Advocate (ilovelibraries)

Newsletter material

@yourlibrary (ALA)

Keep up with hot topics

Advocacy and Issues (ALA)

Getting your message out there

Spreading the Word: Creating Media Releases for Your Library (resource from Valdosta State University, Master of Library and Information Science Program)
(Start with document “Spreading the Word.pdf”)

Have a suggestion for a library advocacy resource? Let us know: Mary Cronin, Patty Falconer, Kathy Fedorka, NHLA Advocacy Committee’s Toolkit Subcommittee.