Library Advocacy & Lobbying: ilovelibraries.org (USA)

 

Photo: "Library Love" CC by Nicola Jones

Photo: “Library Love” CC by Nicola Jones

 ILoveLibraries.org is the American Library Association’s (ALA) website  to promote the value of libraries to the public. Combining both advocacy and lobbying, the website and social media pages  are:

designed to keep America informed about what’s happening in today’s libraries, found in public, school, academic, corporate and institutional settings… Ilovelibraries.org is produced by the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, and it’s brought to you by ALA staff from all corners of the association, who come together to volunteer their time and brilliance. Ilovelibraries.org is truly a labor of love!

One of the big players in the library advocacy world, the website provides not only library news from around the US and the world, but also opportunities for members of the public to become more informed about the key issues related to libraries and to  join the cause and get involved supporting libraries. While their social media pages (particularly their Facebook page with over 66, 000 followers) make it easy to followers to share the message of the value of libraries with their own social network.

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