Library Advocacy Unshushed

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How can we strengthen libraries and librarians in the advancement of knowledge, creativity, and literacy in the 21st century? Though libraries have been loved for over 3,600 years, their relevance in the digital age is being questioned, and their economic and social impacts are poorly understood. What is really essential about libraries and librarians, today and tomorrow? How can library members and all who support the mission of 21st-century librarianship raise the profile and support of these timeless values and services, and ensure universal access to the universe of ideas in all our communities? This course is based on what works. We’ll take an inspired, strategic, evidence-based approach to advocacy for the future of strong communities – cities, villages, universities and colleges, research and development centres, businesses, and not-for-profits.

We will cover:

  • Values and transformative impacts of libraries and librari...

How can we strengthen libraries and librarians in the advancement of knowledge, creativity, and literacy in the 21st century? Though libraries have been loved for over 3,600 years, their relevance in the digital age is being questioned, and their economic and social impacts are poorly understood. What is really essential about libraries and librarians, today and tomorrow? How can library members and all who support the mission of 21st-century librarianship raise the profile and support of these timeless values and services, and ensure universal access to the universe of ideas in all our communities? This course is based on what works. We’ll take an inspired, strategic, evidence-based approach to advocacy for the future of strong communities – cities, villages, universities and colleges, research and development centres, businesses, and not-for-profits.

We will cover:

  • Values and transformative impacts of libraries and librarianship
  • Research on current perceptions of libraries and librarians
  • Role of relationships in advocacy
  • Principles of influence and their impact on advocacy
  • Strategic thinking and planning in advocacy
  • Effective communication: messages, messengers, and timing

Guest speakers share their ideas, recommendations and successes. These leading advocates include, among others: 

  • Barbara Band, Emmbrook School, Berkshire
  • Cathy De Rosa, OCLC
  • Ken Haycock, University of Southern California
  • Joe Janes, University of Washington
  • Nancy Kranich, Rutgers University
  • Victoria Owen, University of Toronto
  • John Szabo, Los Angeles Public Library

Previous participants have said that this course – “showed me the value of building relationships,” and “made me approach our library’s advocacy much differently”, and “helped me see advocacy in a new light."

Advocacy is growing in urgency and importance on the agenda of all library associations.  In this highly competitive environment, associations help their members and their communities to build advocacy capacity.  This course meets that strategic need. It is offered in partnership with the Canadian Library Association and the American Library Association.

Canadian Library Association

American Library Association"

For the full description, please see the syllabus at:
http://courses.edx.org/c4x/University_of_TorontoX/LA101x_2/asset/LA101X__2015__Syllabus.docx

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Connie Brasier

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 9 months ago
This was an mentally stimulating course about the importance of learning the necessary skills to be a strong advocate for libraries -school, university, public and private. I liked the videos introducing many leaders in their respective fields and the associated readings were excellent. I didn't always have time to complete all the readings and I hope they will offer this class again so I can really gain everything from it plus I have spoken about it to many other friends and they want it also.
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Matilde Fontanin

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 1 month ago
Top grades for this interesting, thought-provoking and stimulating course. I admired the content and its presentation, the possibility to keep track of my progress easily, and above all the precise instructions for the written tasks, which made peer-assessment easy, objective and extremely fruitful.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 8 months ago
Great course! I found the information presented in the course to very useful and applicable. Highly recommended for library workers at all levels!
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Nasir Riaz Riaz Ahmad

6/10 starsTaking Now
4 years ago
i think contents are good, really motivated for the library advocacy, i m not much sure because i didn't started but due to my experience i think it should be more covered on topics. lets see. i am grateful for such instructor who are having best experience in library science field. i hope sooner i will be familiar with them. it's a great effort of the provider. Students and professionals like us could learn through their efforts. i am personally very thankful to provider.
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