Advocacy is an important issue for libraries, and the importance of library advocacy is visible in the number of different advocacy toolkits and initiatives assembled by the numerous library associations that promote the value of libraries. Below is a short collection of resources that can aid any library or library employee in their advocacy efforts.


Library Advocacy Toolkits
  • ALA’s Advocacy University – “A comprehensive clearinghouse of advocacy tools and resources for all types of libraries.”
  • ALA Office for Library Advocacy – “The Office for Library Advocacy supports the efforts of advocates to improve libraries of all types by developing resources, a peer-to-peer advocacy network, and training for advocates.”
  • Collaboration for Advocacy Best Practices – “The IFLA Leaders have distilled these responses into a list of 9 common best practices for successfully leveraging partnerships to support your advocacy efforts.”


Frontline Advocacy


Public libraries
School libraries


Postsecondary libraries

Election support

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