Registration has opened for the October 31–December 12 session of Turning the Page 2.0, a free, online advocacy training program for public libraries, developed and presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) with generous support from The Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation. Turning the Page 2.0 will be offered two additional times in 2012.
A newly updated version of the popular “Small but Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library” is now available from the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services as a free print or digital edition.
Editor’s note: This press release from the American Library Association has some interesting statistics on Out of School programs. And you don’t need to be an ALA member to be an Out of School program advocate!
One of the best ways to get legislators to listen to (and, more important, support) you is to show them what your library does to benefit the community. Believe it or not, members of Congress still think of libraries as “those places with all the books.”
The good news is that your opportunities to make a real difference are just around the corner. Members of Congress and their staff will be coming back to their districts for the Thanksgiving and Winter District Work periods (exact dates to be determined).