Executive Director Arlington Heights Memorial Library Arlington Heights, Illinois
Libraries are struggling with reduced budgets, staff layoffs, furloughs, and increased expenses due to COVID-19. Library boards are faced with fighting off budget cuts and finding new, alternative funding. Advocacy is key, however, it has to occur in tandem with copying with the short-term needs and unpopular decisions. Hear from a panel of speakers about their experiences.
Upon completion, participant will be able to identify opportunities in their community for networking to advocate for their library.
Upon completion, participant will be able to use the experience of other libraries to plan for the budget and advocacy needs in their own community.
Upon completion, participant will be able to define and state specific funding needs in a language that resonated with funders, decision makers, and community partners.