Advocating for the library is a major responsibility of all library staff and trustees. Here are some best practices to help you fulfill this
The services libraries provide help people fulfill basic needs and pursue a wide range of interests. ALA coined the 5 E's of Libraries to encompass this wide range of services. It's a great starting point as you develop your advocacy message. It will help you identify the true value that your library provides so that you can advocate on that value.
After you've identified what you do and what your audience values, use these points in your advocacy.
NCLS ran a series of Library Advocacy classes that we recorded so you can watch them any time. Below is the list of classes. If you'd like to know more and read descriptions of the classes, visit here.