Advocacy

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Blogs

Thing 16: Advocacy, Speaking Up For the Profession and Getting Published

23 Things’ blog post focusing on advocacy [Last checked: 14/5/18]

Knit One, Purl One: Advocating for Libraries the Knitterly Way

Blog on advocating for libraries using knitting! [Last checked: 14/5/18]

 

Journals

Perrier, L et al (2014) Effects of librarian-provided services in healthcare settings: a systematic review in Journal of the Medical Informatics Association

Article assessing effects of librarian-provided services in healthcare settings on patient, healthcare provider, and researcher outcomes. [Last checked: 14/5/18]

 

Reports

Beyond Books: What it Takes to be a 21st Century Librarian

Article from the Guardian exploring librarian careers in the 21st century [Last checked: 14/5/18]

 

Websites

American Library Association (ALA)Advocacy, Legislation and Issues

List of resources to advocate for libraries, US-focused [Last checked: 14/5/18]

Library A-Z

The Library A to Z is focused on free promotional and advocacy materials for use by libraries and their supporters, as well as a means of highlighting the economic and social value of libraries to politicians at both local and national levels to encourage continued investment. The key message highlights that modern library services are much more than buildings containing books. [Last checked: 14/5/18]

Libraries All-Party Parliamentary Group

The Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is made up of MPs and Lords from across the political spectrum. It provides information and opportunities for debate and promotes and discusses the wider information and knowledge sector including the impact of technology, skills and professional standards. [Last checked: 14/5/18]