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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #50: Celebrate Success

Advocacy is not always easy. Through this series, we have shared 50 ideas of what you can do in 10 minutes to become a more effective advocate. Together, that’s over eight hours of activity. Of course in reality you may spend longer in order to think, plan, and do things, […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #49: Say Thank You

Advocacy is about building support. It relies on convincing other people of the need to speak, and to act, for libraries. They, in turn, are the ones who can make a difference for you in your work. Successful advocacy may rely on a whole network – from those in power […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #48: Think of a Slogan

Advocacy is about getting noticed and staying noticed. You need something that will stay in the head of the person you’re talking to. We’ve already talked about surprising facts (Exercise #46) or statistics (Exercise #4), but you also need your message to stick. Advertisers and politicians have long known this […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #47: Bookmark Useful Websites and Resources

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 […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #46: Think about how to measure success

The need for library advocacy is clear. But it’s not always easy to tell how effective it has been. Changes in opinion or levels of support are not always easy to count. But it’s far from impossible! When you set goals, it’s worth taking a few minutes at least to […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #45: Learn a Striking Library Fact

To have an impact in your advocacy, you need to be memorable. Decision-makers will have lots of people coming to see them, making them to do things. You need to ensure that what you say and do remains in their minds, and so that they bear you in mind when […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #44: Define Milestones

Advocacy can take time to achieve success. A combination of actions may be necessary in order to meet your objectives. You could have to hold a number of meetings and events, contact partners, journalists or other influencers more than once. In order to structure your work, you need to think […]

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