It’s not only your own platforms that you can use to talk about libraries.
Using these give you an opportunity to reach out to new people, including ones who might not otherwise think about libraries at all.
You can also engage journalists, public commentators or other influences, starting a conversation with them.
Given that libraries can make a difference in so many areas, there are plenty of subjects where you can say something that shows what our institutions can do.
So for our nineteenth 10-Minute Library Advocate exercise, write a letter or post a comment in response to an article or blog.
You can think about where you focus – is it a local (online) newspaper or a national one? Is it specialised on a certain community or more general? Is it read by people you want to influence?
In your response stay positive and focused on libraries. You can use some of the numbers and stories we’ve mentioned in previous 10 Minute Library Advocate exercises.
You won’t get a reaction all the time, but when you do, you have succeeded in getting people to think more about libraries.
See the introduction and previous posts in our 10-Minute Library Advocate series and join the discussion in social media using the #EveryLibrarianAnAdvocate hashtag!