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Lawmakers increased library funding by $7.5 million dollars. To learn more, go to Texline 297.
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You can use this form to let us know of library champions in your community!
RESOURCES FOR YOU
OVERVIEW SHEET OF ISSUES (PDF): Use this one-pager to discuss state library funding requests
Texas Public Libraries ROI Study: The State Library just released a new study showing that for every $1 spent in Texas on public libraries, the return on investment was an astounding $4.42!
New for 2013! Move beyond the past by asking the hard questions and finding answers that work today. A sampling of topics covered includes reframing critical inquiries, creating a culture of measurement and assessment, using data effectively, and making your case to decision makers.
Pew Internet and American Library Project (from the Pew Research Center) - Studies on Libraries, Reading, and Technology Use
See the TLA PR Toolkit, Section IV, which is dedicated to advocacy and contains other samples and templates.
VIDEO: LIBRARIES IN ACTION (YouTube): Overview of activities at a library, developed by Beth Krippel at Harris County Public Library.
VIDEO: MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS LOVE READING AND LIBRARIES (YouTube): TLA PR Branding Iron Award Honoree, this video really shows how the school community really rallies around the school library.
Amazing article on the value of libraries and TexShare - Librarian Deborah Halsted facilitated the piece.
- A Comparison of State Funding for Libraries and Funding Requirement (Maintenance of Effort, MoE) by the U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services for Federal Funds for Texas. Texas no longer meets the MoE requirement. We stand to LOSE FEDERAL FUNDING IN ADDITION TO ALL THE STATE CUTS! (pdf)
- State Funding Cuts to Library Programs. The chart shows the cuts to the state’s major programs for
libraries. In most cases, library programs were totally eliminated.
ALA Advocacy Site: Contains many excellent toolkits http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/advocacy/advocacyuniversity/index.cfm
On using persuasive letters to engage elected officials
Created on Aug 9, 2012 | Last updated February 24, 2014