Some of the most powerful advocacy comes from showing what you’re doing, not just talking about it.
It’s natural for someone to believe more what they experience for themselves, than what they are told.
They’ll also remember it better!
This is as true for people in positions of power as for anyone else. Moreover, it’s possible that they haven’t visited a library in years.
So for our 38th 10-Minute Library Advocate exercise, send an invitation to visit your library!
Find someone you want to influence (see exercise #6!), and then write an invitation that gets them interested. Think about what they might want to see or say, and adapt to this (see our exercise #24!). Could there be a media opportunity for them?
Clearly the visit – and its preparation – will take more than 10 minutes, but the invitation doesn’t need to be long. Indeed, something shorter may indeed have more power!
See the introduction and previous posts in our 10-Minute Library Advocate series and join the discussion in social media using the #EveryLibrarianAnAdvocate hashtag!