Event Calendar

Friday, April 3, 2020

Academic Library Advocacy: Everyone's an Advocate

Start Date: 4/3/2020 8:30 AM EDT
End Date: 4/3/2020 12:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Towson University in Northeastern Maryland

Location:
510 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air, MD  United States  21015

Organization Name: ARCL-MD: Academic Library Advocacy: Everyone's an Advocate

Contact:
Kimberly Miller
Email: kimberlymiller@towson.edu
Phone: (410) 704-6324

Sponsor: ACRL-MD

What comes to mind when you think about "library advocacy?" Many libraries need to connect with legislative stakeholders, but academic library advocacy must target an entirely different audience. Academic library personnel routinely need to advocate for the library as an essential contributor to their college or university's mission; however, advocating for your academic library really means advocating for a broad range of individuals - library staff, students professors, and other campus community members - and doing so to a variety of stakeholders with varying priorities. In this program, join ACRL- MD as we explore what it means to be an "academic library advocate" from a variety of perspectives. Dr. Lucy Holman, University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and former Dean of Libraries at the University of Baltimore, will share an administrator’s perspective on current advocacy issues and methods. Local library presenters will share their experiences in academic library advocacy, and participants will have the opportunity to begin crafting their own advocacy narrative tailored for their networks. We hope you will join us for an engaging event!