PLA's Free Online Advocacy Training

Turning the Page 2.0 is a free public library advocacy training course developed and presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) with generous support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this six-week, facilitated online course, library staff and supporters learn how to create and tell their library's story, deliver effective presentations, develop a compelling case for support, and build and sustain partnerships along the way.

 Participants are encouraged to come with a specific, self-determined advocacy goal for their library. At the end of six weeks, you’ll have a complete Advocacy Work Plan to guide your efforts.

I'm so excited to be a facilitator for this course. It is interactive, personalized, and makes advocacy training a really fun experience. You can even create a team at your library and go through the training together. I think it would be amazing to include some of your board members, trustees, volunteers, other library supporters, and all levels of library staff.
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Turning the Page 2.0 will be offered six times through 2011 and 2012, so you can plan ahead of time when it would work for your schedule. A full list of kick-off dates and locations throughout the country along with their corresponding online course dates are on the registration page.