The guerrilla advocates at the Storytime Underground are always finding meaningful, innovative ways to demonstrate to our communities and our colleagues the value and impact of library services, especially those for children and their families. We aim to help share as many of these tools and strategies as possible in the interests of helping every youth services staffer to be the best advocate possible. We have two regular features here on the site to help accomplish that goal:
The Advocacy Toolbox – Links to and sound bites from research to help you in your advocacy work.
TL;DR Advocacy – Real advocacy stories from real library staffers.
We at the Storytime Underground are not alone in believing that the work of Youth Services Librarians is life-changing and vital. Research bears out this argument. If you need talking points, an elevator speech or simply good, hard stats to take to decision- and policy-makers, we have some linked below: