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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #32: Compare Notes and Share Ideas!

You don’t need to advocate alone! One of the key strengths of the library field is that there are institutions and professionals in cities, towns and villages around the world. And in them, there are people doing advocacy, each with their own strengths and questions. This means lots of potential […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #31: Remember to take a Selfie

Advocacy needs to leave a trace. If you want to be able to build a relationship, it’s important to show what you have already done, and achieved. Having evidence that you’ve met a politician or other target makes it easier to follow up. And it’s great to have when talking […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #30: Get Your Opening Lines Right!

Good advocacy can take place in seconds. This can be because you only have a very short period of time to talk with someone. But it can also be because the person you’re talking to starts to make up their mind very quickly. For someone busy, this is natural. You […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #29: Picture a Member of Your Community, and Think of Three Ways in Which You Help Them

In library advocacy, the individual counts. To convince someone, it’s important to be able to show why the library matters for them and for the people they care about. When people are designing websites or other services, they often think about ‘personas’ – types of people they are looking to […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #28: Celebrate an International Day

Advocacy about showing your relevance. In a number of previous editions, we’ve talked about how do identify relevant subjects, and how to react to them. But sometimes you don’t need to search. The United Nations and its agencies have identified a number of key days where there is a focus […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #27: Follow Up!

Advocacy is about building relationships. While it’s an important first step to talk to a politician, funder or influencer, and get their business card, you can’t stop there. Indeed, the more important they are, the busier they are likely to be. They need to be reminded of the time you […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #26: Join the Debate!

Advocacy is about engaging people. This is easier when talking with people who are already interested in a subject, and discussing it, either in person or online. Maybe there’s a big meeting, a consultation, or lots of talk online following a big news story. This can be an opportunity to […]

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