English Arabic Chinese (Simplified) French Hindi Japanese Korean Persian Portuguese Russian Spanish


What is Advocacy? 

It is an on-going process of building partnerships so that others will act for and with you, turning passive support into educated action for the library program. It begins with a vision and a plan for the library program that is then matched to the agenda and priorities of stakeholders.

- American Association of School Librarians (Advocacy Committee)

Training Opportunities

Grant and Proposal Writing

Tools and Downloadable Resources




  • Why You Should Support Your Local Library Infographic - posted on EdTech, 19 Feb 2014
  • How Libraries Stack Up: 2010 - OCLC has created a colorful, graphic report of information that may help libraries as they develop budget reports and discuss the value of public libraries in their communities (State Library of Iowa)
  • Advocacy - Maintained by the Medical Library Association (MLA)
  • Advocacy - Maintained by the Public Library Association (PLA)
  • I Love Libraries - Supporting one of our nation's most important resources - An initiative of the American Library Association (ALA)
  • Library Advocacy Resources- Libraries will find documents and videos which have been collected to help aid in advocacy efforts - Maintained by SELCO: Southeastern Libraries Cooperating

Planning and Evaluation

Information can be found at the SEA Planning and Evaluation Methods/Grant and Proposal Writing page.