Advocacy is stronger when it comes with references!
Being able to back up what you’re saying with stories, statistics or studies makes you more convincing.
We’ve already talked about individual elements – an example (Exercise #9), a fact (Exercise #46) a number (Exercise #4), or a quote (Exercise #17).
But given that you may need to use different references in different situations, it’s best to have a few.
So for our 47th 10-Minute Library Advocate, bookmark useful websites and resources.
When you see something you can use, either save it in your browser, or keep your own list. There are several free online tools to do this: Start.me, Raindrop.io, Google Bookmarks, are just some of them. Use the comments section if you have other suggestions to share!
If you have a collection, you can start to organise it, for example by each of the Sustainable Development Goals. IFLA’s Library Map of the World SDG Stories are a good place to start, and here is an example of how you can collect and organise your bookmarks!
You can then use them when you are preparing letters, blogs or presentations.
See the introduction and previous posts in our 10-Minute Library Advocate series and join the discussion on social media using the #EveryLibrarianAnAdvocate hashtag!