ALA Advocacy Bootcamp

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Friday, April 20, 2018
12:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Library of Michigan
702 W Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48915

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MLA and the Michigan Cooperative Directors Association are joining forces to bring the ALA Advocacy Bootcamp to Lansing. The focus of the workshop is on developing an advocacy plan you can implement in your library. It will empower librarians with skills to tell their library’s story and secure funding and teach practical tips on how to be a respected and effective voice in your community.

Advocacy Bootcamp urges attendees to re-think advocacy: to re-define the library community and expand the way we advocate for libraries. The program will cover advocacy basics such as messaging, networking and community engagement as well as highlighting Intellectual Freedom history and principles. Attendees will focus on creating an advocacy plan they can implement in their library.


12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

1:00 - 1:10 p.m.     

1:10 - 3:00 p.m.
Key Terms and Goals
Community Analysis
Why We Are Here
Frames, Repetition and Brain Research
Unpacking the Script
Structure of a Library Story
The Four Messages

3:00 - 3:15 p.m. 

3:15 – 4:10 p.m.
Building the Network
Intellectual Freedom as the Library Brand
Assistance at the Local and State Level
Checklist for Advocates

4:10 - 4:30 p.m.

This event has reached capacity and registration is closed.

Training Rates                                     Member/Non-Member             

Regular                                   4/12/18                       $20

10 Days Out/Onsite                                                   $20

 *subject to space limitations

Light refreshments are included with registration.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations will not be refunded for this event.

Questions can be directed to or 517-394-2774 x227.