United for Libraries, the ALA Chapter Relations Office, and ALA’s Committee on Library Advocacy will present the free webinar Hammer, Vise, Lever: Better Tools, Stronger Advocacy, on Wed., April 5, 3-4:15 p.m. Eastern. Register now.
Both the stakes and pace of legislative advocacy for libraries have accelerated in recent years. Relationships with decision makers are foundational to advocacy that yields results, and effective advocates draw on a carefully honed set of tools to nurture those relationships, reach other decision makers, mobilize advocates, and communicate a unified message. From software to social media to elbow grease, advocacy experts and practitioners will share tips and tools that individual advocates and organizations can harness to elevate - or fine tune - their own legislative advocacy.
The session will be moderated by Steven D. Yates, PhD, MLIS, Associate Professor and Assistant Director, University of Alabama SLIS. Featured speakers will be Jessica Ross, PhD, MLIS, Director, Washington County Public Library (Ala.); Lisa Varga, MLS, Executive Director, Virginia Library Association, and Chris Stewart, Grassroots Communication Manager, Public Policy and Advocacy, American Library Association.