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Masterclass: Advocacy for Public Libraries

Wed 11 September 3.00-5.00pm
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre, Alfred Street, Mackay

This workshop would suit a broad range of library and local government staff – particularly people in leadership roles delivering the library’s services.  People responsible for policy, reporting, communication, grant writing or stakeholder engagement will also benefit from attending.

Advocacy is a critical skill that helps build support for public libraries and demonstrates the many ways they are important to their communities. To continue to thrive into the future, libraries are working to shape the environment around them, to build communities that don’t just value libraries, but are ready to act for them. This session will provide an overview of public library advocacy and its importance to long-term support for library services. Learn how to use evidence and stories to communicate the value of public libraries along with tools, tips and practical resources to help activate your advocacy work.

Facilitators: Louise Denoon, Executive Director Public Libraries and Engagement, State Library of Queensland and Kate Johnston A/Manager, Local Government Coordination, State Library of Queensland