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Author Comito, Lauren.

Title Grassroots library advocacy / Lauren Comito, Aliqae Geraci, Christian Zabriskie
Published Chicago : American Library Association, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 62 pages) : illustrations
Series ALA editions. Special reports
Special reports (American Library Association)
Contents Getting started -- Message and visibility -- Navigating relationships -- Putting yourself out there : the nuts and bolts of advocacy
Summary Library issues are community issues -- it's not enough to simply marshal internal library resources to fight cutbacks. When properly harnessed, public engagement can be the most powerful force of all for library advocacy. But rounding up advocates from the wider community and conducting a grassroots effort demands careful planning and commitment. This ALA Editions Special Report cuts through the rhetoric and gets straight to modeling a plan of action, for libraries big and small, by detailing the lessons learned during the authors' successful campaign to save New York City libraries, instructing readers how to clarify the message, manage volunteers, and plan events, and offering public relations strategies, including advice for dealing with political leaders and the media
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Community organization -- United States.
Libraries and community -- United States.
Libraries -- Political aspects -- United States.
Libraries -- Public relations -- United States.
Library outreach programs -- United States.
Pressure groups -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Geraci, Aliqae.
Zabriskie, Christian.
ISBN 0838994989 (electronic bk.)
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