This page links to a growing set of resources that can be used to advocate for community-focused library services. Please use the comments section to suggest other resources.
- ALA Advocacy Resources
- ALA Washington Office’s District Dispatch
- Libraries Transform campaign (American Library Association): Designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals, the Libraries Transform campaign will ensure there is one clear, energetic voice for our profession. Showcasing the transformative nature of today’s libraries and elevating the critical role libraries play in the digital age.
- Aspen Institute’s Library Vision: The Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries provides access to an online community working together to address the transformation of public libraries in the digital age.
- Pew reports on Libraries:
- Project Information Literacy (PIL)
- Lankes, R. D. (2011). The Atlas of New Librarianship. MIT Press, Cambridge MA.
- Palfrey, J. G. (2015). BiblioTech: Why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google.
- Sweeney, P. and Chrastka, J. (2017). Winning Elections and Influencing Politicians for Library Funding. ALA Editions.
- Connaway, L. S., & OCLC Research. (2015). The library in the life of the user: Engaging with people where they live and learn.
- Garmer, A. K., & Communications and Society Program (Aspen Institute). (2014). Rising to the challenge: Re-envisioning public libraries : a report of the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries.
- Mack, D. L., Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.), & Salzburg Global Seminar. (2011). Libraries and museums in an era of participatory culture: A partnership project of the Salzburg Global Seminar and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, October 19 -23, 2011 : Session 482 Report. Washington, DC: Institute of Museum and Library Services.
- State of America’s Libraries 2017 Report (ALA)