TITLE

Too Busy for Advocacy? How College Libraries Can Break the Non-Advocacy Cycle

AUTHOR(S)
Thiessen, Jannay
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Feliciter;2006, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p99
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's views on issues related to library advocacy. The library advocacy, which comprises marketing the services, promoting the resources, educating the users and forming the relationships with decision makers, helps a library to gain support at many levels. Without library advocacy, the author observes, libraries run the risk of entering, or continuing in the non-advocacy cycle: their undervaluation by decision makers and decreased funding. There are two reasons of non-advocacy cycle in library: first is the lack of librarians' time; second is that library advocacy is seen as an additional work, it is not at the core.
ACCESSION #
21656440

 

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