Advocacy Across ALA (Fall 2012 Issue)

The fall issue of YALS focuses on advocacy with four articles featuring helpful, hands-on tips for librarians who work with teens. We posted several online resources from Heather Gruenthal’s article, A School Library Advocacy Alphabet, a few weeks ago. Heather’s article included a host of YALSA advocacy resources that are definitely worth checking out:

Below is a selection of even more resources to help with your advocacy efforts, collected from across the American Library Association and its divisions.

Association-Wide Resources

  • @ Your Library: The Campaign for America’s Libraries is ALA’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians. Includes a variety of tools and resources to use in your library and community.
  • ILoveLibraries.org: This website, developed by ALA, provides news and information, as well as opportunities to become involved in library advocacy.
  • National Library Promotions and Events: A listing of the promotions throughout the year that libraries of all types all across the country can get involved with to promote libraries and create awareness of library issues. Continue reading