The 10-Minute Library Advocate #40: Describe a Positive (or Negative) Scenario

The 10-Minute Library Advocate #40: Describe a Positive (or Negative) Scenario

Advocacy is about creating empathy.

It is important to make the person you are talking with imagine what supporting the library will mean.

Not just in terms of statistics or specifics, but in terms of how the lives of communities and their members will change.

Or, of course, to imagine the consequences of not acting.

This will allow them to think about how this will affect them, their communities, their voters.

So for our 40th 10-Minute Library Advocate Exercise, describe a positive (or a negative) scenario.

Try to create an image in their heads! Try to make it as real as possible, so that they can really picture what impacts their actions will have.

What will it mean for individuals, for societies as a whole?

Generally, try to be positive! But in some cases, a negative scenario – of what is lost when libraries are not supported – can help to focus minds.

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!

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