Advocacy Resources

To sign up as a library advocate and receive messages to communicate with our NH Congressional delegation in Washington DC on matters of importance to libraries, click on this link:

NHLA ENGAGE – OUR ADVOCACY WEB SITE THROUGH ALA

 

Have a suggestion for a library advocacy resource? Let your Advocacy Committee know; email advocacy@nhlibrarians.org.


Specific New Hampshire resources

To understand how a bill becomes law in New Hampshire, check out this overview: How-a-Bill-Becomes-a-Law.pdf (state.nh.us)

These 2-page resources were created using examples from NH libraries. Please feel free to download and share these within your communities to highlight the services your library offers.

NH Libraries & Your Community (overview of types of services offered in our libraries across the state)

Digital Empowerment and NH Libraries (Broadband and access)

NH Libraries Serve & Honor Veterans


General (soup-to-nuts) guides

ALA Advocacy Resources

Library Advocacy Unshushed (University of Toronto’s 7-week course from 2015, archived at EdX)

The Small but Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library (2017, ALA)

Library Advocacy Starter Kit (ilovelibraries.org)


Shareable library advocacy material

Libraries Transform (ALA)
Real Stories (ilovelibraries.org)


Raw materials for library advocacy

NH Public Library Statistics

IMLS Surveys & Data

OCLC From Awareness to Funding: Voter perceptions and Support of Public Libraries in 2018 report

Pew Research Center (put “libraries” in the search bar and all recent articles/info will come up)

Library Use Value (ROI) Calculator


Keep up with hot topics

Advocacy and Current Federal Policy/Funding Issues (ALA)