Advocacy in Action Center
Library People of Colorado is pleased to host our Advocacy in Action Center. Libraries need supporters from the community, and these numerous websites will help you be involved. Contact either your local library or Library People (or both!) to move from talk to action.
- Colorado Public Library
Advocacy Initiative: Blog and information links about overall
advocacy and ALSO the fall election issues. Also known as the "big, hairy,
audacious goal" from Good to Great by Jim Collins. Stay up to the minute.
- I Love Libraries:
A national information and advocacy site presented by the American Library
Association. National legislation updates, tools, commemorations.
Libraries: How they Stack Up (PDF): Provides a snapshot of the
economic impact of libraries. The report contains some interesting
comparisons of library economics and activities to other sectors,
professions and destinations in the worldwide economy. (2003, from OCLC, a
worldwide, nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research
Library Fact Sheets: All kinds of studies and facts about
libraries and their funding along with related issues, gathered on one site
by the American Library Association.
- Opportunity for All:
At U.S. Libraries; from the University of Washington Information School,
2010, a U.S. Impact Study. Nearly one-third of US public uses computers at
Value of Libraries to You: A template that anyone can use to
estimate the equivalent of the money you'd otherwise expend. Click on the
phrase "Use this handy Library Value Calculator" to get a functioning form.
- What's Next?!: A
statewide awareness and marketing campaign especially for Colorado
libraries. Download graphics, sign on to stay informed.
- Archived resources on
Bad 3 Bad 4 Libraries:
Background information on the Fall 2010 three fiscal ballot proposals
defeated by a coalition of public interest groups.