What a great idea this toolkit from the ALA is – so I decided to give it its own post! It:
contains resources and tools, including newsclips, op-eds and statistics to help library supporters make the case for libraries in tough economic times.
It includes material on: libraries and the economy, making the case, outreach to patrons and the public, talking to the media, working with government officials and legislators and staging a rally.
Strikes me libraries (especially public libraries) in New Zealand could do with something similar – so many of us have had to, or will have to, gather together material at very short notice to make a case for library services for one reason or another. I don’t think LIANZA has a resource like this already?