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Professional Development for Delaware Library Staff: Advocacy

Statewide Professional Development Team

DDL Contact

Online Learning

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5 Points for Asking for Money by Cathy De Rosa, Marketing Consultant

1. Introduce yourself ex: Hi my name is , I live in your district and my local library is .

2. Share what you’ve heard are the greatest needs in our community (school, employment, health). Ex: I’ve heard the greatest needs in our community are education, employment, and health, what do you think?

3. Share a few ways your library is working to solve these problems. Pick one example based off the reaction of the legislator when you listed them before. Ex: To ready children for kindergarten, the offers storytime programs for babies to preschoolers. These programs use stories, rhymes & songs to teach early literacy skills.

4. We need your help to make this vital work a priority for this legislature. Our funding is half a million dollars less than it was 10 years ago. We have vital needs and not enough resources.

5. What is your passion? What else are your priorities? What else can I help you with?

Later follow-up with a hand written note reiterating the legislator’s greatest concerns, what we’re doing about it, and ask for their support.