22 April 2019

Advocacy 101: Getting Your Library Story in your Local News

Instructional video from the American Library Association.

Cultivate the Press

Advice from the Association for Library Service to Children.

American Library Association Press Kits

Press releases, graphics, fact sheets, and other resources for events such as National Library Week, Library Card Sign-up Month, Banned Books Week, and more.

Writing Press Release

A press release, also called a news release, is a short (one page if possible), descriptive statement that you can send to your local news media to announce your partnership with your local notable, his or her appearance at your library, or other newsworthy event associated with your campaign to recruit local notables and celebrities as spokespeople for your library.

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