Category Archives: Advocacy

Heed the Wake Up Call!

I’ve been waiting to write this post until I’ve had a little more time.  Meanwhile, while I’ve been waiting you’ve probably heard or read about the comments from author Terry Deary that libraries are a thing of the past and … Continue reading

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Writing about Libraries for “Civilians”

“Love writing about libraries?  Many of us do.  For our fellow librarians. . . .  But for our communities?  Not so much.  The volume drops significantly. . . .” And really, writing for our communities is even more important.   So … Continue reading

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Library Trustees–an Important Asset

I believe that it is true that members of a public library board, sometimes called trustees, can be the very best tool that library has.  I also believe it is imperative to educate them so that they can be as … Continue reading

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Telling the Story: Why is YOUR Library Essential?

Yes, the economy is tight.  Yes, funding bodies are telling libraries “we love libraries, but there’s just no more money.”  But, with the right blend of statistics, anecdotes, and persuasion, you can influence elected officials, who can, in turn find … Continue reading

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