The 10-Minute Library Advocate #5: Think of Three Things Your Community Cares About

Think of 3 Things Your Community Cares AboutLibraries have always had a mission to respond to users’ needs.

But to win the support of your community, it’s important to make it clear that you care about the things that matter to them.

This is a lesson that politicians have long understood. People will vote for a candidate who claims to share their priorities, and promises to act on them.

Of course libraries are already acting! But the way you talk about your work, or present it in other ways such as posters, articles or on social media, can make a difference.

In order to understand how to do this most effectively, you need to have an idea of what counts.

So for our fifth 10 Minute Library Advocate exercise, think of three things your community cares about.

What are the issues that motivate them? What do they worry about? Think about what people talk about on the streets, what politicians say, what you hear in your own life and work.

And then write these down and use them as a reference in your other work, to ensure that your advocacy will really resonate with people.

Good luck!

See the introduction and previous posts in our 10-Minute Library Advocate series and join the discussion in social media using the #EveryLibrarianAnAdvocate hashtag!

1 Response to “The 10-Minute Library Advocate #5: Think of Three Things Your Community Cares About”


  • The first issue would be EDUCATION- there needs to be an upgrade in the reading level or our children. Mathematical subjects need more extra tutorial hours. Science is one priority of the education department due to the lack of science teachers.
    Political issues such as the accountability and transparency within government Ministries. Social sites- verbal attacks on our Prime minister and system of government.
    Violence against women and children is an issue that the government and NGO’s are working on for the betterment of the country and much more issues related.

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