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The 10 Minute Library Advocate: Find and Use Hashtags and Handles on Social Media

Advocacy is about getting attention. You can produce great ideas, messages and materials, but how to ensure that you are heard? Especially on social media many accounts get few followers. Even popular ones don’t always reach the people that matter. It is possible to target what you’re doing on social […]

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The 10 Minute Library Advocate #17: Find and Remember a Great Library Quote

When you advocate, it’s important to choose your words. Finding a great way of expressing the importance of libraries can make the difference when you’re trying to convince someone. But it’s not always easy to find these – not all of us are poets! You don’t always have to choose […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #16: Choose an SDG, and Think How Your Library Helps Achieve It

Advocacy can require you to adapt quickly. If you want the person you’re talking with to agree with you and support libraries, you need to respond to their priorities. You need arguments that speak to them, and show how libraries help achieve things they care about. But people care about […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #15: Develop Your Elevator Pitch

Sometimes, you need to be convincing, quickly. While a lot of advocacy is about patient effort over time, you might have an opportunity to spend a minute with a key decision maker – a mayor, a minister, a funder. They’re likely to be busy, with many other things on their […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #14: Find a Journalist Who Can Write about Libraries

When you’re advocating, you don’t need to do it alone. Sometimes, it’s even more powerful when you have someone else speaking for you. And there are few more powerful voices than those in the media. When a journalist speaks about libraries – and the great work they are doing – […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #13: Wear a Pin or a Badge

Advocacy is about conversations. You need to engage decision-makers – and the people that influence them – and build their understanding of the importance of libraries. In this way, you can encourage them to take action! But how to start that conversation? A great way to do it is to […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #12: Care about Copyright

Laws matter for libraries. They can ensure that local governments have an obligation to run a library. They can decide whether libraries can give internet access or offer services. They can determine what libraries can do with their collections. Copyright has a particular role in the last of these. The […]

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