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

23 Things’ blog post focusing on advocacy [Last checked: 7/2/20]

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

Blog on advocating for libraries using knitting! [Last checked: 7/2/20]


Fisher, R. and Ury, W. (2012) Getting to Yes: negotiating an agreement without giving in (Revised edition), Penguin

This timeless classic has helped millions of people secure win-win agreements both at work and in their private lives. It simplifies the whole negotiation process, offering a highly effective framework that will ensure success. [Last checked: 19/5/20]

Siess, J. A. (2003) The Visible Librarian: asserting your value with marketing and advocacy, ALA Editions

Packed with best practices in marketing library services, this hands-on guide provides inspiring stories and case studies of library colleagues who are successfully advocating and marketing themselves and their services. [Last checked: 19/5/20]


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: 7/2/20]


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

Article from the Guardian exploring librarian careers in the 21st century [Last checked: 7/2/20]


American Library Association (ALA) Advocacy, Legislation and Issues

List of resources to advocate for libraries, US-focused. [Last checked: 7/2/20]

CILIP: Advocacy and Campaigns

Information and resources on CILIP campaigns and advocacy, and how to support them. [Last checked: 19/5/20]

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: 7/2/20]