Events

ACRL MD Spring Program: Academic Library Advocacy-Everyone's an Advocate

Event Start Date:
Friday, April 09, 2021 - 11:00 AM
Event End Date:
Friday, April 09, 2021 - 01:00 PM
Location
Virtual
Add to Calendar 2021-04-09 11:00:00 2021-04-09 13:00:00 ACRL MD Spring Program: Academic Library Advocacy-Everyone's an Advocate Academic library personnel routinely need to advocate for the library as an essential contributor to their college or university’s mission; however, advocating for your academic library really means advocating for a broad range of individuals – library staff, students, professors, and other campus community members – and doing so to a variety of stakeholders with diverse priorities. This program will explore what advocacy means for academic libraries and introduce best practices for instigating change at any level. Dr. Lucy Holman, University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and former Dean of Libraries at the University of Baltimore, will share an administrator’s perspective on current advocacy issues and methods. After a Q&A with Dr. Holman, participants can dig deeper into an advocacy issue of their choosing in facilitated breakout discussion groups.  Attendees will also be introduced to tools available to help craft their own advocacy messaging and solicit peer feedback.  Themed discussions include:  Driving Change in the Academic Library  Advocating Past Failure  Academic Library Fundraising  Advocating to and for students Registration is $12.50 for MLA members/$18.50 for non-members/$6.25 for students  Register Here and Share your questions/comments in advance here.  Virtual America/New_York public

Academic library personnel routinely need to advocate for the library as an essential contributor to their college or university’s mission; however, advocating for your academic library really means advocating for a broad range of individuals – library staff, students, professors, and other campus community members – and doing so to a variety of stakeholders with diverse priorities. This program will explore what advocacy means for academic libraries and introduce best practices for instigating change at any level.

Dr. Lucy Holman, University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and former Dean of Libraries at the University of Baltimore, will share an administrator’s perspective on current advocacy issues and methods. After a Q&A with Dr. Holman, participants can dig deeper into an advocacy issue of their choosing in facilitated breakout discussion groups.  Attendees will also be introduced to tools available to help craft their own advocacy messaging and solicit peer feedback. 

Themed discussions include: 

  • Driving Change in the Academic Library 
  • Advocating Past Failure 
  • Academic Library Fundraising 
  • Advocating to and for students

Registration is $12.50 for MLA members/$18.50 for non-members/$6.25 for students 

Register Here and Share your questions/comments in advance here