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Library Advocacy Work is Relationship Building Work: A Panel Discussion

Mar 15, 2024



When we think about library advocacy work, we often think about issues impacting libraries but what about library workers? Why is library advocacy work important now? This panel discussion brings library workers (academic, public, and school) who are advocating for libraries in different ways. The discussion will focus on how library workers can advocate on issues impacting the profession and our communities. We need to talk and think about strategy and how we come together to communicate our issues, identify solutions, and partner with our communities. Join us for this discussion!


Dr. Tiffeni Fontno (Director, Peabody Library, Vanderbilt University, TN)
Lance Werner (Executive Director, Kent District Library, MI)
Amanda Jones (School Librarian, Livingston Parish, LA )


Dr. Ray Pun (Academic & Research Librarian, Alder Graduate School of Education)
Elaina Norlin (Professional Development, ASERL)