Resources From and For Stakeholders
PTA Advocacy Toolkit
This toolkit designed by the National PTA assists child advocates speak up for the health and well being of all children. Use this resource for everything from writing your legislators to scheduling Capitol Hill visits—even to reach out to the media.
Lobbying the PTA Way
The following links to a collection of videos are from a longer DVD called How to Lobby the PTA Way. Use these tips and suggestions for forming your advocacy strategy. The DVD is an example of a successful meeting with a decision maker.
School Library Programs Improve Student Learning is a series of advocacy brochures each designed to speak to a specific stakeholder audience within the school library community, including administrators, policymakers, parents, and teachers.
AASL & ALA Toolkits
Parent Advocate Toolkit.
Parents can be a school librarian’s strongest and most vocal advocates. This toolkit is designed to help school librarians build parent support for their programs
School Library Program Health and Wellness Toolkit.
This toolkit provides a full range of resources to help school librarians build or update plans for stakeholder support and true advocacy, ideally, preventing a future crisis.
Where School is Cool! Frontline Advocacy for School Libraries Toolkit. ALA Advocacy University
“Frontline advocates” are members of the advocacy team who take the message further than the school librarian could alone. This toolkit provides simple tools and strategies for anyone who works for or is passionate about their school library.
Working with Your Public Library
From ALA's District Dispatch:
Libraries improve student performance
National Library Card Sign-up Month got a shout out from two progressive voices on Capitol Hill: Ohio Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D-9th) and James B. Renacci (R-16th). In an op ed article published in The Hill’s Congress Blog, Reps. Kaptur and Renacci advised their fellow congressmen of the strong link between libraries and student performance, telling them to “leverage the power of our nation’s 16,536 public libraries and hundreds of thousands of librarians working in schools and public libraries to drive academic success.”
Continue reading on District Dispatch.
Working with the Press
From the Assn. for Library Services to Children in Everyday Advocacy. June 2013.
"Cultivate the Press."
"Respond to Criticism and Skepticism."
"Using Print Media" includes Letters to the Editor
September 28, 2015
By Liz Phipps Soeiro, School Librarian, Cambridgeport School Library, Cambridge, Mass.
Fantastic program to learn: