National Statistics for Local Advocacy? You Betcha!
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Judy Hoffman, Project Manager, Office for Research & Statistics
Combining national/state statistics, your library’s statistics, and real-life examples provide the basis for truly powerful stories. Since 2007, local and state libraries across the nation have utilized national and state data from the Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study to help craft effective advocacy and marketing messages. Learn how to interpret the data, access new advocacy and marketing tools and make your library’s case to elected officials and community stakeholders. The Study is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and ALA. Check it out at www.ala.org/plinternetfunding.
National Statistics for Local Advocacy? You Betcha! is part of the Advocacy Corner, a series of short discussions, workshops and Q&A sessions designed to improve advocacy skills and to showcase current advocacy initiatives from all facets of the profession. Join expert library advocates from across the association for face-to-face conversations about the latest issues affecting libraries and ways to deal with them in the ALA Membership Pavilion (Booth #1939) in the Anaheim Convention Center. The event takes place from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 and from Noon to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 24.