“Instruct, Inform, and Empower”: The New “OUT LOUD” Advocacy Toolkit for Indiana Library Employees
Are you doing enough to advocate for librarianship? Have you ever wondered where to find help to get started or give your current advocacy efforts a boost? The OUT LOUD Advocacy Toolkit is on its way and ready to help!
“Indiana Libraries OUT LOUD” is one of four groups comprising the 2013 cohort of the Indiana Librarian Leadership Academy, sponsored by the Indiana State Library. In collaboration with the Indiana Library Federation (ILF), the OUT LOUD group is creating an all-inclusive advocacy toolkit specifically for Indiana libraries and librarians. The OUT LOUD Advocacy Toolkit is aimed at providing resources to help librarians – public, school, academic, and special collections – to both begin and bolster their advocacy and outreach efforts. Resources will include:
• An up-to-date collection of advocacy resources from various national organizations (e.g. ALA).
• Information and strategies for contacting local legislators and making your voice heard.
Indiana Libraries OUT LOUD group members:
• Addie Matteson, Library Media Specialist, White River Elementary School, Noblesville
(e-mail: email@example.com; Twitter @queenaddie)
• Jason Fields, IT Manager, Tipton County Public Library, Tipton (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @JasonLibrarian)
• Brad Reel, Director of Libraries and Online Technologies, Ivy Tech Community College – Southwest, Evansville
(email: email@example.com )