State Librarian Ann Joslin shares tips for reaching out to legislators
State Librarian Ann Joslin provided some tips for sharing library information with legislators and other stakeholders in this week’s American Libraries blog.
I like the wrap-up message, in particular: “Advocacy, engagement, outreach, public relations, and good, old-fashioned schmoozing are all components of disseminating the library message to the appropriate audience. And they are ongoing and ever-changing. So be persistent in your efforts and unafraid to alter your course. Don’t let the ‘because we’ll never get his or her support’ mentality limit your future achievements.”
Read more tips at https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/advocating-for-libraries/. Hopefully you’ll feel inspired to contact a legislator now or during the upcoming legislative session. You are all doing amazing things!